Mark Rothko, No. 3/No. 13

If you’re not in tears, you may not understand this painting—at least according to the artist.

Mark Rothko, No. 3/No. 13, 1949, oil on canvas (The Museum of Modern Art, New York). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Mark Rothko, No. 3/No. 13," in Smarthistory, November 25, 2015, accessed June 14, 2024,