Originally Posted by unclefred
Opinions vary widely about Rothko's work and subsequent legacy after his death. Some people hail him as a genius and other people simply can't believe that anyone in their right mind would pay large sums of money for what amounts to nothing more than a large, empty field inhabited by two colors and divided into individual boxes by a third color. Often times reproductions of Rothko's latter works get confused with samples of fancy stationery one might use to make snazzy newsletters, flyers or party invitations with - perhaps even a business card design. Mark Rothko - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
I used to be into him a long while back. His colour schemes do produce a psychological effect of a kind (his canvases fill up - or used to, I'm not sure if they're still there - one large room in the Tate Gallery).
Now I don't feel like looking at any art older than Baroque.