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Permanent exhibition

Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35A 80333 München
Cy Twombly , Lepanto II, 2001, UAB 470Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Guided tour

An hour with… | Director Achim Hochdörfer: Lepanto 1571 – 2001 – 2021

  • Time of day3:00 PM until 4:00 PM
  • Duration60 minutes
  • RegistrationIncluded in the admission price | Limited number of spaces | Registration for the event takes place on site and is possible from 30 minutes before the start. Please note the current protection and hygiene measures. 


The victory of the so-called “Holy Alliance” has since been mythically exaggerated by different parties in Europe as an imaginative and propagandistic event. Thus, many of the references to the Battle of Lepanto are in the service of ideological division: between West and East, Christianity and Islam, reason and fanaticism. Cy Twombly’s Lepanto cycle can be read as a large-scale critique of this divisive history. He had in mind the – often warlike – confrontations and related cultural exchanges between the three continents of the ancient world: North Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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