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No. 2, Blue, Red, and Green is not one of Rothko's more popular works. There are many variations of the name used to refer to it (without commas, different color order, etc.) and its most significant role was as part of a legal settlement regarding Rothko's will. Nevertheless, this piece appealed to me due to its unique colors. Rarely do you see red mixed with green in a painting, as it usually creates an ugly brown. But the imperfections in the red paint reveal it was put down after the green dried, allowing them to mix together pleasantly. The colors and proportions also remind me of Pepe the Frog, an Internet meme, which I find somewhat odd- the rectangles by themselves look nothing like a frog, but I have seen the color pattern so many times that the shape is almost irrelevant.


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