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Red: Ming Dynasty / Mark Rothko

Freer Sackler Gallery of Smithsonian, Washington DC


Created more than five centuries apart, an imperial Chinese porcelain dish and a painting by Mark Rothko – unexpectedly brought together in visual dialogue –reveal the immensity of the colour red. The richly layered tonalities of both the porcelain dish and the oil and acrylic painting were achieved in dramatically different ways, but they uncannily echo each other. Read more.

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