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Giant windows of colour - 01

Giant windows of colour - 01

hilde wollenstein

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In 1971 American composer Morton Feldman turned his artist friend’s painting into rapt, devotional music. Of all painters whose work could be said to approach the

affect of music, perhaps Mark Rothko came closest to evoking this sensation. Rothko’s huge, indistinct, darkly vibrant blocks of colour are all about feeling and transcendence, about things beyond words.

Hilde Wollenstein uses Feldman’s piece entitled ‘Rothko Chapel’ as a starting point and has selected several works reflecting the nature and content of these paintings; a greater calmness.