Mark Rothko, Blue and Grey, 1962, oil on canvas
“I’m not an abstractionist… I’m not interested in relationships of color or forms… I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.”—Mark Rothko, 1956
Lars von Trier, Nymphomaniac (Vol. II), 2013
Ingmar Bergman, The Virgin Spring, 1960
Andrei Tarkovsky, The Sacrifice, 1986
Considering how dangerous everything is nothing is really very frightening
Gertrude Stein: Everybody’s Autobiography (1937)
Terence Koh, These Decades that We Never Sleep, Black Drums chandelier (2004).