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The Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue is presenting a new exhibition of a painting in 10 parts by artist Cy Twombly. With explosive bright color on bright white backgrounds, the paintings evoke a blooming spring. Entitled Coronation of Sesostris, the Gagosian presents all 10 parts together, amplifying the impact of the piece as a whole. We see the dimanche girl in the vibrant energy of the piece, and believe the choice to split the painting into 10 pieces represents an innovative use of space that belongs in our issue.
The piece was painted in 2000, and was one of Twombly’s last works before his death in 2011. Twombly is a dimanche favorite, and works like Untitled (bacchus) and Untitled (Say Goodbye Catullus, to the Shores of Asia Minor) showcase his unique scribbling style. He often uses bright warm colors in bold swipes or patches.
Coronation of Sesostris, is another achievement in abstraction, a painting that evokes sensation over illustration. Walking into the gallery, with its clean white walls and empty space, the eye is immediately drawn to the pops of color in each of the 10 pieces.
Varied in size and color, the pieces of the painting are united in their dedication to seemingly effortless lines and a variety of colors. dimanche particularly loves the use of yellows and pinks.
Visit the gallery soon to check out this exhibition, it closes at the end of the month! The dimanche girl would bring a notebook or journal to write down her thoughts and emotions upon viewing.
20th Century Artist | Painting Exhibition | Abstract Expressionism |Bold lines | Bright colors
Words by Elena Scott
All paintings by Cy Twombly