Cy Twombly

The Song of the Border-Guard

1952

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Woodcut on paper
Dimensions
Image: 332 x 508 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1992
Reference
P77550

Display caption

Since 1977, Twombly has made several chariot-like sculptures. The theme reflects his fascination with the ancient world, particularly Homer's account of the Trojan War in The Iliad. This work is especially minimal, combining a simple disc and triangle to suggest the wheel and body of the chariot.

Gallery label, August 2004