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2015

History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Abstract Expressionism

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Alternate Possibilities: Reimagining The Rothko Chapel, Katie Lee Kisiel Jan 2015

Alternate Possibilities: Reimagining The Rothko Chapel, Katie Lee Kisiel

Art History Theses & Dissertations

The Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, has long been recognized as a spiritual landmark and symbol of American postwar modern art. Blurring the boundaries between what is commonly considered sacred and secular, the Rothko Chapel functions as a space for non-denominational worship, private contemplation and meditation, a center for civic action, and as a showcase of the late work of Abstract Expressionist painter, Mark Rothko. The fourteen massive paintings that adorn the chapel space are renowned for their dark and ominous shades of maroon and black. What most visitors to the site do not know, there are six additional panels ...