Everything that has a beginning has an end

“Shimmering, glowing, beckoning you into some sort of deep, undefined radiant yonder”

Spend an hour with Simon Schama from his BBC series, The Power of Art.  He describes the Tate gallery in London and being in the presence of the works of Mark Rothko,

“This isn’t about now. This is about forever. This is a place where you come to sit in the low light and feel the aeons rolling by, to be taken toward the gates that open onto the thresholds of eternity, to feel the poignancy of our comings and our goings, our entrances and our exits, our births and deaths. Womb tomb and everything between. Can art ever be more complete, more powerful? I don’t think so”

In four parts, see the rest here, here and here.

The Tate has a virtual tour of the last large Rothko exhibition held there in 2008-2009 that  you can access here.

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