Cy Twombly
Untitled 1979

Artwork details

Artist
Cy Twombly 1928–2011
Title
Untitled
Date 1979
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 480 x 450 x 227 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Cy Twombly Foundation 2014
Reference
T14086

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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.

July 2008

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