Thursday, October 9, 2008

distiller of alcoholic beverages

"After I'd been at work for some time, I realized that I was much influenced subconsciously by Michelangelo's walls in the staircase room of the Medici library, Florence. He achieved just the kind of feeling I'm after; he makes the viewers feel that they are trapped in a room where all the doors and windows are bricked-up, so all they can do is butt their heads against the wall - forever."
- According to Simon Schama, that was the feeling Mark Rothko [1903-1970] wanted to give to the people who'd soon be eating in Manhattan's smartest restaurant, The Four Seasons, in the Seagram Building.