(My landscape painting above is divided into horizontal thirds, sort of in a Rothko way)
Today I had the great pleasure of visiting the Rothko exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. Dave and I had arranged to meet Jim King there and by happy happenstance we also ran into art friend Marty Tassoni:
Jim, Marty and me
It was a surprise to find out that photographs are now allowed at the Portland Art Museum! Hooray!
Rothko, of course, is famous for his color bands. I thought I saw a face in this painting. Do you see it? (And isn't it typical for a representational artist to see something recognizable where they should not?) I must stop that. Seriously, it is a beautiful exhibit, every painting is exquisite.
The Sculpture Court at the Museum...the weather was nice!
We had lunch at "South Park" right down the street from the Museum. I love how that fish is "swimming" through the bricks in the building. I recommend you see the Rothko exhibit! It is there until May 27, 2012. (This is a link to some of the Rothko paintings: KATU)
(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, In Thirds, oil on 6x6 gessoed wood panel