Join Joseph Solman in a discussion
of Rothko and Abstract Expressionism.
August 13, 1998
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Paul Solman and his father reflect on the art of Mark Rothko.
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The National Gallery's Rothko site.
Several paintings by Joseph Solman.
Online NewsHour asks:
Who is your favorite painter?
Joseph Solman responds:
My favorite would be Paul Klee. He's original and fantastic.
But Picasso was a colossus. When he was great he was really great. I liked his work in 1922-26, in the later cubism period. I think back to a painting, Guernica, that he painted in response to German bombing of a small spanish town. Some Nazi's came in and saw that painting and asked: "did you do that?" And he said, "no, you did."
His paintings during the war were so powerful. His work has influenced everyone who has seen it, painters and non-painters.