Quattro Stagioni: Inverno, 1993-95 by Cy Twombly
From the Tate Gallery:
Twombly’s representations of the four seasons are typical to his production of the late 1980s and 1990s in which light has become a principal theme. A single work is frequently made up of several parts, as in Quattro Stagioni which is subtitled A Painting in Four Parts.The four seasons as symbols of the natural cycles of birth and death are a classical theme in poetry, music and painting. In Twombly’s Quattro Stagioni strong colours evoking the brilliance of the Mediterranean light are combined with scrawled poetic fragments from several sources. After pre-priming the canvases with cream-coloured gesso, the artist pinned them to the wall and applied individual colours, allowing the paint to dribble down in long, vertical lines.
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