Saturday, April 3, 2010

Seeing Red: Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko

“What do you see?” asks Alfred Molina as Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko in John Logan’s two-character bio-drama, Red, which just began a run on Broadway after a successful tour in London. Ken, Rothko’s assistant played by Eddie Redmayne, stands in for all of us as we try to see the same things in Rothko’s paintings that Rothko, the eternal philosopher of cosmic angst, himself sees in them. In this new play, we see Rothko from a distance that makes his paintings stand apart once again from the circumstances of Rothko’s tragic end. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Seeing Red."

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Entertainment news and article ramblings said...

I love Alfred Molina. He's everywhere these days. He's in a new BBC sitcom with Dawn French too called Roger and Val Have Just Got In.