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NYC - MoMA: Mark Rothko's No.5/No. 22

No. 5/No. 22, 1950 (dated on verso 1949)

Oil on canvas, 9' 9" x 8' 11 1/8" (297 x 272 cm)

Mark Rothko (American, born Larvia, 1903-1970)


The rectangles within this painting do not extend to the edges of the canvas and appear to hover just over its surface. Heightening this sensation is the effect of chromatic afterimage. Staring at each colored segment individually affects the perception of those adjacent to it. The red

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Taken on March 16, 2008