Five of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals are being shown at Tate St Ives

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For the first time, five of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals are being shown at Tate St Ives. The Seagram murals were a significant departure for Rothko. The intense, bright colours of his earlier paintings gave way to maroon, dark red and black. Rothko wished to create a deep connection between the viewer and his paintings. This one-room display includes five of the nine murals in the Tate collection. Presented, as the artist intended, in a single space with reduced light, these works offer a meditative conclusion to the exhibitions and displays at Tate St Ives.

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