Cy Twombly – Tate Modern

Cy Twombly - Quattro Stagioni - Inverno

The Tate Modern strikes again with yet another transcendent exhibition. The Cy Twombly retrospect celebrates the 80th birthday of the artist with a staggering medley of work dating back to the 1950’s. The awesome four seasons series (“Winter” pictured above) will be on view.
Childlike reference is a common misconception shared by those that enjoy and despise the art of Cy Twombly. At a glance in a book or on the internet it would be easy to come to the conclusion that Twombly has either returned to innocence or to fall back on the often intoned, “My kid could paint that”. If one seriously examines in person the paintings, drawings and sculpture, an overwhelming sophistication begins to emerge that pales comparison.
The Tate will be offering a virtual tour of the exhibit in the near future. There are also several exhibit related products to be found in their online shop including some sweet t-shirts and this screen print commemorating the show.

Cy Twombly - Tate Screenprint

Cy Twombly
19 June – 14 September 2008
Tate Modern

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