1.What do you think is meant by “modernism” in art?

1.What do you think is meant by “modernism” in art?  What is some of the intellectual background and context for the development of modernism?  Why is the problem of the “spiritual” so crucial for the study of modernism?

2.Rothko saw art as a form of meditation, as an occasion for mystical contemplation.  How did his pursuit of a “pure art” focusing on consistent color fields splashed on large canvases constitute a breakthrough in the historical trajectory of both abstractionism and the visual imagination of a new “spirituality” in painting?

Q2 resources : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aqZXjoUNNs&t=1s

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