Rothko on Being an Artist

As somebody who got a little weepy in the Rothko room at Tate Modern, I love this quote:

“The fact that a lot of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I can communicate those basic human emotions,” he said in an interview in 1956. “The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.”

More of his thoughts on being an artist here.

SaraJean Wisher