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Cy Twombly

Winter’s Passage: Luxor (Rome)

  • Year1985
  • MaterialBronze
  • Dimensions53 x 104 x 47.5 cm
  • Year of acquisition2000
  • Inventory numberUAB 461
  • On viewUpper floor

More about the artwork

A narrow board lies on a level rectangular plane, above it a slightly concave board, and on top a small wooden block. Onto this block Twombly has nailed a thin, diagonally rising bar—a precisely positioned contrast to the horizontal layering of the other elements. Twombly cast the composition in bronze, and the process left a patina reminiscent of archaeological objects. Formally, the individual components recall a ship with an extruding mast or rudder. Twombly spent the winter months of 1984–85 in the city of Luxor in Egypt. He lived in the old wing of the Winter Palace, a historic colonial-style hotel with a view of the Nile. The flow of the water, the daily hustle and bustle on the river, and the passing ships became for him symbols of the passage of time.

Cy Twombly, Winter's Passage: Luxor (Rome), 1985, UAB 461aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly, Winter's Passage: Luxor (Rome), 1985, UAB 461aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly, Winter's Passage: Luxor (Rome), 1985, UAB 461aus der Sammlung Brandhorst

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Cy Twombly, Untitled (Roses), 2008, UAB 647aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Roses), 2008 Ground floor
Schwarzer Scherenschnitt, der eine verzerrtes Profil einer Person zeigt, die ihren Mund weit geöffnet hat und deren Haare aussehen, als würden sie im Wind wehen.
Kara Walker Miss Rona’s Hello, 2020 Ground floor
Gegenstandslose Malerei mit Pinselstrichen in den Farben Blau, Rot, Weiß und einem auffälligen gelben Farbfleck in der rechten oberen Bildhälfte. Vereinzelt sind kleine Symbole, Zahlen sowie Buchstaben zu erkennen.
Pope.L The Black Painting, 2015 Ground floor
Cy Twombly, Untitles (Geata), 1992, UAB 467aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Gaeta), 1992 Upper floor
Cy Twombly , Untitled (Rome), 1983, UAB 460aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Rome), 1983 Upper floor