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Permanent exhibition

Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

Cy Twombly

Untitled (Camino Real)

  • Year2011
  • MaterialAcrylic on plywood
  • Dimensions252.4 x 185.1 cm
  • Year of acquisition2012
  • Inventory numberUAB 806
  • On viewUpper floor

More about the artwork

In his studio in Gaeta, Italy, Twombly left behind a series of eight pictures that he had painted in February 2011, just before his death: swirls of red, yellow, and orange extend across a light-green background, forming radiant color chords. One can virtually see how Twombly applied the brush, freshly dipped in paint, how the paint ran thickly down the canvas, and how the gesture lost strength as it progressed. Twombly used a broad brush, which he tied to a long stick so that the lines could no longer be controlled in detail. The individual loops, each composed of several brushstrokes, seem truncated — indeed, short of breath, as if Twombly was expressing the physical exertions of aging in his final paintings.

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Cy Twombly , Untitled (Rome), 1983, UAB 460aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Rome), 1983
KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers), seit 2010KAFTAN_SCHNAKEN Table #2, 2015UAB 1081
Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2003, UAB 485aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003
Cy Twombly , Lepanto VI, 2001, UAB 474Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto VI, 2001
Alexandra Bircken, New Model Army, 2016, UAB 1106aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Alexandra Bircken New Model Army, 2016