I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions — tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on — and the fact that lots of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I communicate those basic human emotions… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their color relationships, then you miss the point! — Mark Rothko
(WHEW. THANKS, BRO. NOW I DON’T FEEL LIKE SUCH A BIG FAT CRY BABY. or: a personal thing i wrote about my creepy relationship with this man’s art => here.