Morandi and Rothko / by M Durquet

     A Mark Rothko painting flicked past my eye on a computer screen. This image reminded me of one of my favorite painters: Morandi. Suddenly, I saw the link between these two artists whom I've loved so long. It is obvious, really, but I never made this connection until I saw two particular lavendar and peach colors placed next to each other in a soft, nebulous way in the Rothko painting and could see Morandi's touch there.  I've cropped and rotated a Morandi painting and if you know Rothko paintings you may see this kinship.

And here is the entire Morandi original: