Mark Rothko in the Hague

October 7, 2014 3:01 PM

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Mark Rothko in the Hague

Holland might seem an unlikely place to go to see the art of a great American artist, but I am here to tell you it is worth the trip. A retrospective exhibition of the art of Mark Rothko will be on display all fall at The Hague's Gemeentemuseum. The careful selection of the paintings and the elegant setting - the last building designed by the Dutch architect Hendrik Berlage - make this a memorable exhibition.

The exhibition presents a concise visual narrative of the late and gradual development and magnificent late maturation of a great artistic seeker - an experimental painter who began with enormous ambitions, to produce an art that would serve the modern world as the art of Aeschylus served ancient Gr...

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