Inspired by Rothko

By Megan George
Melbourne

About this Curation

In the middle half of the 20th century, Mark Rothko used colour to express emotions in their purest sense, pioneering a new direction in abstract art. Rothko's colour fields refused to adhere to any particular art movement, with the man himself stating, "I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.”
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Today, many contemporary artists find inspiration in his large scale blocks of colour. Sydney-based Artem Bryl sticks close to Rothko's original vision, while emerging star Caitlin Berzins interprets seaside horizons in the spirit of the famous artist. Enjoy a selection of artworks from all over Australia exploring the abstract expressionist's influence.

About the Curator

Megan is Bluethumb's Content Coordinator and handles all things photography related. The voice behind Bluethumb's social media and blogs, she is a core part of the curatorial team and leads the weekly newsletters. She holds photography dear to her heart, with a background as a freelance photographer herself.


Melbourne born and bred, her days at Bluethumb are filled with many coffees, cuddles from the resident canine companions and of course, spending more $ than is sensible on stunning art.

120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$970

102cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$5,300

102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$3,500

92cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$490

50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$350

100cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,300

102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$4,000

61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$500

85cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,100

182cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$980

93cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,600

101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$630

121.9cm (W) x 182.9cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$15,000

900cm (W) x 900cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,150

61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$650

90cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,600

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580

164cm (W) x 164cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,400

76cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$790

152.4cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$590