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On my way out, I was struck by a quote the museum had placed on the wall:
"The progression of a painter's work,
as it travels in time from point to point,
will be towards clarity; toward the
elimination of all obstacles
between the painter and the idea,
between the idea and the observer."
– Mark Rothko, 1952
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Update: A good friend just sent me a link to a terrific online article about Mark Rothko's early days in Portland, Oregon. A good read, and it offers insight into his work and life. Click here to read it.