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Cy Twombly

Untitled (Camino Real)

Information about the artwork

  • 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.

Further artworks

Artwork: "Untitled" from Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2004 yes Upper floor
Artwork: "Lepanto VIII" from Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly Lepanto VIII, 2001 yes Upper floor
Artwork: "Untitled (“In Memory of Alvaro De Campos”) (Lexington)" from Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly Untitled (“In Memory of Alvaro De Campos”) (Lexington), 2002 yes Upper floor
Artwork: "Untitled" from Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003 yes Upper floor
Artwork: "Untitled (Rome)" from Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly Untitled (Rome), 1962 yes Upper floor