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Untitled (Black on Grey)

Movie: Sabrina
Painting: Untitled (Black on Grey)
Author: Allan McCollum
About the film
Cast: Julia Ormond, Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear, Paul Giamatti, Angie Dickinson, Richard Crenna, John Wood, Lauren Holly, Miriam Colon, Dana Ivey, Guillaume Gallienne, Margo Martindale
Actors in scene: Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear
Country (movie): USA, Germany
Genres: comedy, drama, romans
Director: Sydney Pollack
Writers: Barbara Benedek, David Rayfiel, Samuel A.Taylor, Billy Wilder
Time of scene: 00:25:57
Release year: 1995
About the painting
Title: Untitled (Black on Grey)
Author: Allan McCollum
Date of creation: 1970
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: large
Artist's country: USA
Room: office
Room colors: brown, creamy
Theme: abstraction
Color: gray, black
Additional information:

Rothko’s painting appears in scene with quarrel betweeen two brothers: Linus and David in the office.

Untitled (Black on Grey) is a painting of a black rectangle and a grey rectangle. There is a build up of thin, translucent layers of differently shaded blacks, which are luminous and warm. The overall effect is strangely ambiguous, neither space nor substance, and Mark Rothko himself described them as touching upon the ‘historical sublime’.