Cy Twombly The Song of the Border-Guard 1952

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Artist
Cy Twombly 1928–2011
Title
The Song of the Border-Guard
Date 1952
Medium Woodcut on paper
Dimensions Image: 332 x 508 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1992
Reference
P77550
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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.

August 2004

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