Reflections on the Spiritual in Rothko

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620254
Title:
Reflections on the Spiritual in Rothko
Authors:
Arya, Rina ( 0000-0002-7027-2402 )
Abstract:
Much has been made of the metaphysical aspects of Mark Rothko’s abstract art, especially his classic works of the 1950s and the Seagram murals. The claims for the spirituality of Rothko’s work are by no means unique either to his art or to art in general. Indeed there are many people who probe cultural forms, such as art, in order to reflect on life and broader questions that can be classed as spiritual concerns. The “revelations” that Rothko’s classic works give rise to, as described by visitors and commentators alike, reflect this phenomenon, and, taking this view further, explain why secular institutions such as art galleries can be spaces for spiritual experience. Rothko presents an interesting case as his work can be understood as spiritual in a broadly numinous way with recourse to the concepts of the sublime and the mystical as well as reflecting aspects of his Jewish identity. The intention of this article is to discuss the different spiritual aspects of Rothko’s work, particularly of his later career, in order to argue for the coexistence of these different strands, as well as to show the progression of his ideas.
Citation:
Reflections on the Spiritual in Rothko 2016, 20 (3):315 Religion and the Arts
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers
Journal:
Religion and the Arts
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620254
DOI:
10.1163/15685292-02003003
Additional Links:
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15685292-02003003
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1079-9265; 1568-5292
Appears in Collections:
FOA

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dc.contributor.authorArya, Rinaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T15:47:27Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-02T15:47:27Z-
dc.date.issued2016-01-01-
dc.identifier.citationReflections on the Spiritual in Rothko 2016, 20 (3):315 Religion and the Artsen
dc.identifier.issn1079-9265-
dc.identifier.issn1568-5292-
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/15685292-02003003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620254-
dc.description.abstractMuch has been made of the metaphysical aspects of Mark Rothko’s abstract art, especially his classic works of the 1950s and the Seagram murals. The claims for the spirituality of Rothko’s work are by no means unique either to his art or to art in general. Indeed there are many people who probe cultural forms, such as art, in order to reflect on life and broader questions that can be classed as spiritual concerns. The “revelations” that Rothko’s classic works give rise to, as described by visitors and commentators alike, reflect this phenomenon, and, taking this view further, explain why secular institutions such as art galleries can be spaces for spiritual experience. Rothko presents an interesting case as his work can be understood as spiritual in a broadly numinous way with recourse to the concepts of the sublime and the mystical as well as reflecting aspects of his Jewish identity. The intention of this article is to discuss the different spiritual aspects of Rothko’s work, particularly of his later career, in order to argue for the coexistence of these different strands, as well as to show the progression of his ideas.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15685292-02003003en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Religion and the Artsen
dc.subjectthe sublimeen
dc.subjectspiritualityen
dc.subjectmysticismen
dc.subjectabstractionen
dc.subjectthe Rothko Chapelen
dc.titleReflections on the Spiritual in Rothkoen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalReligion and the Artsen
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