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galen  ·  540 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 3 Questions with @kleinbl00

I had that same experience with Rothko's Number 18. Went to this Utica art museum on a field trip and while everyone else was falling over themselves to see the Real Live Jackson Pollock™ I sat in a side room taking in the orange. Had to leave before I wanted to.

bhrgunatha  ·  539 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I also had an "experience" with a Rothko.

I lived in a house and the staircase had a landing halfway up. The wall it faces goes to the ceiling of the floor above. and I bought a print about 2 metres of that piece to hang on that wall. I made it a habit to reflect on the idea of beauty every time I went upstairs, which is harder than it seems. Sadly I lost the habit, but it had a deep effect while it lasted. Just taking time out of your mundane daily activities to appreciate art or beauty is something to cherish.

ButterflyEffect  ·  540 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh nice, you went to Munson-Williams? One of the few cool things about Utica.

galen  ·  540 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, they dragged us there as part of our honors program orientation thing. Long-ass bus ride but I got the Rothko experience so cool.