Thursday, May 19, 2011

Throwback Thursday - Homage to Rothko

Weathered Window, Old House, near Chillicothe, Ohio  © Doug Hickok

I made this image on Kodachrome 64 slide film in 1986. Back then, I roamed the Ohio countryside in search of interesting subjects, and often discovered them in abandoned houses or barns. I recently found this transparency, 
in a sleeve of old Kodachromes, 
of a rustic window with squares of pealing yellow paint. It reminds me of a painting in the mode of Mark Rothko. He was a Russian-born American painter known for his colorful abstracts, influenced by among others, the Cubists and their simple geometric designs. He was at the peak of his career in the 1930's through the 1950's, as was this old house, it seems.

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