Cy Twombly – Artistic Poet

Cy Twombly: „The Fire“, 1985, Lithograph on Arches paper, size 38 x 28 cm, numbered in pencil, edition of 150

Cy Twombly: “The Fire”, 1985, Lithograph on Arches paper, size 38 x 28 cm, numbered in pencil, edition of 150. Price upon request.

Cy Twombly: ‘The Rose IV’, 2008, Acrylic on plywood, 99 3/16 × 291 5/16 in © Cy Twombly Foundation.

About this Artwork

This is the fourth of five paintings called “The Rose” made in 2008. Twombly incorporates lines from Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem, Les Roses, into theses works. The following words (fragments from section XXIV of Les Roses) are included in this particular work:

Gaeta 11-08
Rose
flower of all flowers
petal over petal
do you feel our own
palpable
pleasure
Rilke

About Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly (1928-2011) lived and worked in Rome and Gaeta, Italy, and in Lexington, Kentucky. He was one of the seminal artists of the second half of the twentieth century, with a complex oeuvre extending over six decades. His work brilliantly fused the legacy of American Abstract Expressionism with the intellectual rigor of classical European and Mediterranean culture, reflecting his extensive reading in history, classical literature, and mythology. Twombly’s artistic development is traced through more than 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs which span his entire career, including three major history painting cycles – Nine Discourses on Commodus (1963), Fifty Days at Iliam (1978), and Coronation of Sesostris (2000). Polyphonic in conception, Cy Twombly presents a range of views with essays that shed light on the various aspects and phases of his body of work.

More Artwork by Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly, Original print designed by Cy Twombly for his exhibition held at Yvon Lambert gallery in 1986, 1986, 1986 Offset lithograph 29 1/2 × 22 in 75 × 56 cm

Cy Twombly – Original print designed by Cy Twombly for his exhibition held at Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris in 1986, Offset lithograph, size: 29 1/2 × 22 in / 75 × 56 cm. Price upon request

 

Cy Twombly, Three Dialogues, 1977 Offset lithograph 29 1/2 × 21 1/10 in 75 × 53.5 cm, Original print designed by Cy Twombly for his exhibition held at Yvon Lambert gallery in 1977

Cy Twombly: ‘Three Dialogues’, 1977, Offset lithograph, designed by Cy Twombly for his exhibition held at Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, in 1977, Size: 29 1/2 × 21 1/10 in – 75 × 53.5 cm.  Price upon request

Cy Twombly - Sarajewo, 1984., etching with aquatint and lithograph printed in colours, 1984, signed, inscribed 'right to print' and dated 83 in pencil, the bon a tirer proof before the edition of 150, on wove paper, with full margins, 765 x 545 mm (30 1/8 x 21 1/2 in)

Cy Twombly – Sarajewo, 1984, etching with aquatint and lithograph printed in colours, 1984, signed, inscribed ‘right to print’ and dated 83 in pencil, proof before the edition of 150, on wove paper, with full margins, 76,5  x 54, 5 cm (30 1/8 x 21 1/2 in). Price € 8.500,- Order here!

 

Cy Twombly: ‘Untitled (Detail of Painting)’ 2002/2007, Digital pigment print (Ditone) on Inova paper, from a dryprint 2002, size: 81 x 61 cm (32 x 24 in), edition of 45, signed and numbered. From the portfolio Re-Object/Mythos. Price upon request.

 

Cy Twombly Gaeta Set, 1993

Cy Twombly: „Gaeta Set (For the Love of Fire and Water)”, 1993, Book with 8 poems by Octavio Paz plus 10 Offset Lithographs by Cy Twombly, edition of 100, Publisher: Udo and Anette Brandhorst, Cologne, Germany. Size: 30 x 23,5 cm. Price € 8.000,- Order here!