THE MOTOR
June 2nd 2015
Perfect mix of feeling and precise mechanics – Twombly

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|When I lived in New York (1986-1989), I saw Cy Twombly’s work for the first time and loved it tremendously. Monet’s Water Lilies inspired him, obviously. He used quick-drying acrylic, for speed was the essence in showing raw energy and next to that words were pencilled in the paintings, like this beautiful line from Rilke:“…and in the ponds broken off from the sky, my feeling sinks as if standing on fishes”. Twombly often used myths for his work, for gods’ powers can only be felt in the space between reading and seeing.

When I lived in New York (1986-1989), I saw Cy Twombly’s work for the first time and loved it tremendously. Monet’s Water Lilies inspired him, obviously. He used quick-drying acrylic, for speed was the essence in showing raw energy and next to that words were pencilled in the paintings, like this beautiful line from Rilke:“…and in the ponds broken off from the sky, my feeling sinks as if standing on fishes”. Twombly often used myths for his work, for gods’ powers can only be felt in the space between reading and seeing.

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