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Simon Schama's Power of Art

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8/8. Rothko. Just how powerful is art? In the 1950s American-based artist Mark Rothko believed tradition was all used up, that figurative art no longer had what it took to connect us, viscerally, to human tragedy. Only a brand new visual language of strong feeling, thought Rothko, could wake us from moral stupor. So he set himself - and New York - a test. Director/Producer Carl Hindmarch
Repeated with signing next Thursday on BBC1
Digital viewers: press your red button straight after the programme to see Kirsty Wark share her private view of Rothko, and explore other UK-based artworks that have a connection to Rothko. You can also watch the films on bbc.co.uk/powerofart
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Contributors

Artist: Mark Rothko
Producer: Carl Hindmarch
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

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Simon Schama's Power of Art

BBC Two England, 8 December 2006 21.00






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