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Let It Express Itself: Post Modern Art and Cosmopolis

1 Aug

4th. article in our 7-week series on the film Cosmopolis

Eric Packer, the central character in Don Delillo’s novella Cosmopolis, asks Didi (portrayed by actress Juliette Binoche) if he can purchase Rothko’s Chapel and all of the paintings inside.  Why are the works of Mark Rothko central to this literary work and what do his paintings symbolize?

First, we should look at Mark Rothko, the man.  Mark Rothko(Marcus Rothkowitz) was born on September,25 1903 in Dvinsk, Russia which is now Daugavpils, Latvia.  When he was ten years old, he and his family immigrated to Oregon.

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