Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mark Rothko and Metallica's Lars Ulrich

What do I see in this week's TIME mag but a short list of metal head anti-pirate Lars Ulrich's favorite things featuring Houston's Rothko Chapel and the Menil Collection!

Here's his (probably ghostwritten) thoughts:

In an unassuming Houston neighborhood lie two of the most tranquil yet invigorating spaces on any art lover's journey. In the dignified stillness of the Rothko Chapel, one is enveloped in the black mysteries of Mark Rothko's paintings; just down the street, Cy Twombly's paintings immediately take you through thousands of years of civilization, captured on the canvas with exuberance, color and grace.