Photo by David Heald/©The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

An untitled painting from 1929 by Mark Rothko (1903–1970). The Russian-born artist once told an interviewer: “I am not interested in relationships of color or form or anything else…I am interested only in expressing the basic human emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on…The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their color relationships, then you miss the point!” Does this painting suggest that God can reveal himself in many different religions?