Quattro Stagioni

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Cy Twombly: Quattro Stagioni opens tomorrow in Gallery 2 at the De La Warr Pavilion until January 10.

A monumental cycle of paintings, Quattro Stagioni, represents the four seasons by one of the great American painters of the second half of the 20th century.

Cy Twombly, based for most of his life in Rome, was often inspired by European culture. The cycle began with Autunno (Autumn), inspired by the wine harvest in Bassano in Teverina, Italy. Primavera (Spring) features a column of vibrant yellow light on red curves which relate to traditional Egyptian rowing boats from the Book of the Dead. The boat forms are repeated in Estate (Summer) together with the partially legible fragments from a poem by the Greek poet George Seferis (1900-71) referring to the transience of youth and the passage of time. In Inverno (Winter), the boats are depicted in heavy black paint conveying winter’s harsh winds and bleak cold. Each at over three metres high, Quattro Stagioni will be presented on four walls of the gallery.

Meanwhile Project Art Works’ In The Realm of Others has been extended in Gallery One until January 3 - for details go to www.dlwp.com.