- Cy Twombly (1928-2011)
Cy Twombly is an American artist belonging to the second generation of Abstract Expressionists. His early works shows the influence of Robert Motherwell, with whom he studied in 1951 at Black Mountain College.
Twombly's signature style is characterised by its scribbles resembling handwriting using pencil on oil paint. The artist has a fascination for Italian history, ancient mythology, and classical literature. He often inscribed the names of mythological figures on his paintings.
This particular piece is part of a portfolio of works called "Homage to Picasso" created in 1973 and 1974 by diverse artists on the occasion of Pablo Picasso's 90th birthday. The artists were invited to pay tribute to the artist in the form of paintings. Among them were first and foremost Picasso’s close friends and French artists. Some time later the group was extended to international artists, among them painters of pop art like Roy Lichtenstein or Andy Warhol.
- Untitled from Homage to Picasso (Hommage à Picasso)
- Lithograph, grano-lithograph and collotype
- Signed with the initials
- Numbered 13/90
- Dimensions with the frame: H 95 cm x W 74 cm
- Dimensions of the image: H 76,3 cm x W 56 cm