Mark Rothko’s painting have this incredibly calming feeling. You can sit in front of one of his paintings for hours upon hours and you are completely absorbed into his world and removed from the present.
“I realize that historically the function of painting large pictures is painting something very grandiose and pompous. The reason I paint them, however . . . is precisely because I want to be very intimate and human. To paint a small picture is to place yourself outside your experience, to look upon an experience as a stereopticon view or with a reducing glass. However you paint the larger picture, you are in it. It isn’t something you command!” - Mark Rothko
My favorite set of his painting have always been from his ‘Blue series’..