Björk at McQueen’s funeral.
I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions — tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on — and the fact that lots of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I communicate those basic human emotions… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their color relationships, then you miss the point!
Have you ever had a strong emotional experience when viewing a work by Rothko?
"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."
Vincent van Gogh