Cy TwomblyQuattro Stagioni: Primavera 1993-5

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Artist
Cy Twombly (1928‑2011)
Title
Quattro Stagioni: Primavera
Date 1993-5
MediumAcrylic paint, oil paint, crayon and graphite on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 3132 x 1895 x 35 mm frame: 3230 x 1996 x 67 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the American Fund for the Tate Gallery and Tate Members 2002
Reference
T07887
Not on display

Summary

Quattro Stagioni is a cycle of four paintings representing the four seasons. Tate’s version is the second of two cycles; the first is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Both cycles were begun in 1993 at Twombly’s studio in Bassano in Teverina (north of Rome) and completed in 1994 at another house owned by the artist in Gaeta on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Born and bred in Lexington, Virginia, Twombly was deeply influenced by Modern European art, particularly twentieth century European painting, and moved to Italy in 1957. Since that date he has worked in Rome and various locations in Italy and the United States as well as travelling widely around the Mediterranean… (read more)

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