“When I was a younger man, art was a lonely thing. No galleries, no collectors, no critics, no money, yet it was a golden age for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain.
Today it is not quite the same, it is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, consumption.
Which condition is better for the world at large? I will not venture to discuss, but I do know that many of those who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where we an root and grow.”
— Mark Rothko, in The Power of Art by Simon Schama, BBC
Listen to Mark Rothko speak these words himself in The Power of Art, here.
Thanks to Elaine of Blue Moon Astrology for including this insightful and soulful quote in her more indepth article on this Taurus New Moon eclipse, Mark Rothko, and true-heartedness.