That brings me to why I love Rothko so much. He had family who protected him and his work, until and after death. They understood the emotional value he put into his painting.
The first time viewing a Rothko painting online I didn't realize why they were so valuable. It was only after reading his life story and psychology behind his work and viewing the scale of paintings in person I understood.
So I pose the question; is it that art or artist's mind/heart that people fall in love with?
I sincerely hope it's the latter of the two....
"If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom."