Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ming vs. Rothko

Where: Sackler Gallery

When: through February 20, 2017

The Sackler has gone in for juxtaposition, putting together a Mark Rothko painting and a Ming dynasty porcelain dish.  Advantage dish, hands down.

I'm no fan of Rothko; his paintings just don't seem to be of anything.  This is no different, just some red paint.  It left me cold; why is this considered so wonderful?

The Ming dynasty porcelain dish, on the other hand, is gorgeous.  The color is amazing, and the process used in the 1400s has not been completely duplicated.  You look at this piece and you feel as if you're looking back in time.

Verdict: Dish 1; Rothko 0

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