AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

25 February 2011

Hope.

Rothko, Untitled, 1958


When I was a younger man, art was a lonely thing. No galleries, no collectors, no critics, no money. Yet, it was a golden age, for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain. Today it is not quite the same. It is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, consumption. Which condition is better for the world at large I shall not venture to discuss. But I do know, that many of those who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where we can root and grow. We must all hope we find them.

— Mark Rothko

Don't miss this panoramic tour of 2008-2009 Tate Gallery Rothko exhibition.

Synthescape, which powered the Rothko virtual tour, provides an amazing look at wonder. Take a closer look at the Diego Rivera piece, Industry, here.

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