February 11, 2019
Picture of the Month: Red, color of wine and blood
Tate Modern, London
"... In Summer 2005, Cy Twombly immersed himself once again in Homer’s Iliad and created a cycle of eight paintings in red, color of wine and blood, to evoke the ecstasy and madness of the Roman god, treading the line between carnal pleasure and violent debauchery in his unique calligraphic style” (Le Monde). The paintings bear witness to the ‘creative drunkenness’ which can overcome artists. As has often been observed, one can draw parallels between the delirium of the creative process and that experienced by followers of Dionysus during group rituals...
FORMER PICTURES OF THE MONTH