taken alone these Rothko paintings are at first frustratingly simple, the sort of art that makes one wonder, "couldn't i have done that?"
but the answer (which, by the way, is no) lies in their stillness, their timelessness, their originality. if you could have done this, wouldn't you have?
like many things i love, these are so immediately familiar that they feel like part of me. i enjoy this perspective: looking at them through people who are seeing them for real, in person. i like the scale and the color saturation that you get seeing them this way, the contrast of our human shapes against these almost organic squares and lines. yummy. like big candy.