[Untitled] Gyral Sketch Book 3, page 5

Support
Dimensions
8 5/8 x 6 in. (21.9 x 15.2 cm)
Collection
Collections of Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko. © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Related Works on Paper
[Untitled]

[Untitled]

1941/1942

1986.56.291
[Untitled]

[Untitled]

1941/1942

1986.56.250.a
[Untitled]

[Untitled]

1941/1942

1986.56.250.b
[Untitled]

[Untitled]

1941/1942

1986.56.525
Remarks
Variations of the motif prominent in this watercolor—a cluster of physiognomic and anatomical parts (lips, eye, brain, and nose)—appear in several works on paper, including a near-identical ink drawing on a torn sheet (see Related Works on Paper), and at the right edge of an untitled canvas dated 1941/1942 (fig. 1). The silhouetted face at the right edge of the present work also calls to mind linear profiles in canvases of the same period, particularly the rightmost in an untitled canvas of 1941/1942 (fig. 2).
[Untitled] Gyral Sketch Book 3, page 5
1. Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1941/1942, oil on canvas, 36 x 28 in., Collection of Kate Rothko Prizel, © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko. [Anfam 191]
[Untitled] Gyral Sketch Book 3, page 5
2. Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1941/1942, oil on canvas, 35 15/16 x 23 7/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., © Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, 1986.43.35. [Anfam 192]
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