8 Av. du Mahatma Gandhi,
Mark Rothko’s first French retrospective since 1999 features around 115 works chronologically tracing his entire career. It begins with 1930s-era figurative paintings and urban landscapes before transitioning to a repertoire inspired by ancient myths and surrealism that he used to document the tragic dimension of the human condition during the war. It culminates with his “classic” 1950s works characterized by overlapping rectangular shapes and vibrant colors. Highlights include a series of nine wall paintings commissioned for the Four Seasons restaurant at New York’s Seagram Building that Rothko decided to keep and donate to the Tate Gallery more than a decade later.