The Magic of Colour
Every colour is a body of its own! Each has its own characteristics, features, functions, expressions, messages and significance. The form that the colours take, the layers they are applied in, the method of application and the opacity of the medium are factors which bring out a colour in a particular way. The energy of the Creator in its own way creates the magic for the viewers to feel and experience.
Here, №61 (Rust and Blue) by Mark Rothko created in 1953 is done using the colour field technique in multi forms — rectangles optically but not sharply defined. The elemental qualities here lie not in the absence of a figurative outline but in the application of the medium itself. The colours are applied in thin layers with commendable consistency. The layering is so fragile and beautiful.
The beauty lies in realising the intricacies of the hidden and the revealed amongst these layers. A nuanced, carefully streamed process of application and masterful choices with respect to composition are what make the creation magical. The aspects of segmentation and balance create rhythm and movement in the painting.
Rothko expresses emotion through colour. A profound conversation of rust and blues created with unbelievable energy!
That is the essence of colours having the power to move you.
Originally posted on my blog: https://sparshabyradhika.com/blog on 2nd October, 2020.