Dancers from the Trisha Brown Dance Company perform “Astral Convertible” (1989). Choreographed by Rauschenberg’s longtime friend and collaborator, Trisha Brown, “Astral Convertible” featured visual and costume design by Rauschenberg with original music by John Cage.
Photograph by Mark Hanauer, courtesy the Trisha Brown Dance Company
Mark Rothko - No.13 (White,Red on Yellow), 1958. Oil on canvas
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC:
Rothko’s signature compositions after 1950, and for the rest of his career, consisted of three or four horizontal bands of color. Works like No. 13 (White, Red, on Yellow) epitomized what he said was “the simple expression of the complex thought.” The simplification of means and structure was not a formal exercise, but a vehicle through which to experience powerful, unverbalized emotion and revelation.