Mark Rothko (painter)
American, born Russia, 1903 - 1970
No. 8, 1949
oil and mixed media on canvas
overall: 228.3 x 167.3 cm (89 7/8 x 65 7/8 in.)
Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.
Copyright © 1997 Christopher Rothko and Kate Rothko Prizel
The Modern Art movement originated in Paris in the late 19th century and continued through the 20th century, permeating painting, sculpture, architecture, and graphic arts. What is most notable about Modern Art is the deliberate break with past conventions in the fine arts as well as its rethinking of figural representiation, favoring a more abstract form.
Introduction to CUA Libraries
Most of the reference material in Art and Art History can be found in the Religious Studies and Philosophy Library in Room 316 of John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library (non-circulating).
Circulating material is found in the Mullen Library stacks (2 South) and the Mullen Library Stacks Folios (1 South). Check the WRLC catalog for monographs and journals that could be applicable to your topic. Check CU’s e-Journals for online journal articles.
The call numbers ranges for Art are:
N Visual arts
NA Architecture (see the CUA Engineering/ Architecture Library)
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
NE Print media
NK Decorative arts
NX Arts in general
Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings for Modern Art
Arts, Modern--19th century
Arts, Modern--20th century
Art and photography
Art and motion pictures
Feminism and art
Modern Movement (architecture)
Painting, French--19th century
Painting, French--20th century
Women in art