Question by  VanillaTwilight (281)

Why do people consider Mark Rothko's square paintings to be such great works of art?

Call me a traditional artist, but a 3-year old could paint a square. Rothko just added some abstract meaning to it and it somehow got to be as famous as a Vermeer or Dali painting!


Answer by  Olin (101)

Some people consider the value of a painting to be the emotion that the painting invokes from within them. Rothko paintings may create great joy or sadness in viewers.

Reply by VanillaTwilight (281):
Emotion from a square? Haha... I know there\'s people out there with the same opinion as me--I was hoping someone would agree with me and say it\'s all bologna! :-]  add a comment

Answer by  BobT (8)

The appreciation of art is an art form all of its own. What constitutes a great work of art is subjective and cannot be measured.

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