It's hard to say what my favorite work is. I have always loved the art of Pierre Bonnard and enjoyed seeing "French Window With Dog". I also love the lush complementary colors and thick paint of Van Gogh's "Street in Saintes Maries de la Mer"
As we visitors enter the exhibit, the first painting straight ahead is an enormous Rothko. I think that was the first time I had ever seen a Rothko in person. I just stood there for awhile and studied the brushstrokes of the brownish background and how the red and orange blended together and blended into the negative space. The red seemed to move forward in a powerful way. I felt a bit like I was standing on a railroad track and watching a red train charging toward me. I had not expected the painting to have that kind of impact on me. This Rothko was one of the Bass's favorite paintings and is the background for their watercolor portrait which is also part of the exhibit.