Liverpool artwork of the week 2009-41. Red on Maroon, Mural Section 4 1959 by Mark Rothko, Tate © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko ARS, NY and DACS, London. Seagram Murals at Tate Liverpool 2 October 2009 – 21 March 2010
This is really something to be experienced, with the walls painted grey and the lights dimmed the series of large paintings really come alive. There’s a Late at Tate event here on Thursday 22 October when you can enjoy music whilst studying the artworks.
In 1988 Tate Liverpool opened it’s doors for the very first time with a memorable display of Mark Rothko’s The Seagram Murals. Over 20 years later the series has made a welcome return to the gallery. Tate Liverpool’s ground floor gallery is transformed into an emotive display of these nine significant paintings – the walls are painted grey according to Rothko’s specifications and atmospheric lighting enhances the dramatic qualities of the works.
Perceived, as the artist intended, in reduced light and in a compact space, the subtlety of the layered surfaces slowly emerges, revealing the solemn and meditative character of the works-one not to be missed.
This display is presented in conjunction with the Tate Collection display DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture.
Supported by Tate Liverpool Patrons