Thomas Crow (center) and Eric de Chassey, in conversation at the Paris Center & Library.

“Mark Rothko’s Breakthrough and the Art of Medieval Europe” by Thomas Crow with response by Eric de Chassey

October 10, 2013
Terra Foundation for American Art Paris Center & Library

Distinguished art historians Thomas Crow, professor at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, and Éric de Chassey, director of the Académie de France à Rome—Villa Médicis, gathered at the Paris Center for a discussion about painter Mark Rothko. Crow’s talk, “Mark Rothko’s Breakthrough and the Art of Medieval Europe,” examines the artist’s transition from figurative to abstract painting, particularly the influence of his friend Meyer Schapiro’s work on the Romanesque abbey of Silos. Listen to Crow’s presentation and de Chassey’s response below.