365 Days of Art: March 28 – Rothko Exhibits Multiform Paintings

21, Mark Rothko, 1949

March 28, 1949

Mark Rothko exhibits his so-called multiform paintings at the Betty Parsons Gallery. Though not as well-known or well-loved as his iconic three-threshhold paintings, they are by far my favorites.

I wrote a paper once that theorized that they were inspired by Rothko’s love of opera, with the composition representing the stage, and each shape a character in a sort of dramatic opera of his own making.