Cy Twombly

Untitled

1979

Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 480 x 450 x 227 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Cy Twombly Foundation 2014
Reference
T14086

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, July 2008