The Rose (II)
Cy Twombly
The Rose (II)
Cy Twombly (American, Contemporary, 1928–2011): The Rose (II), 2008. Acrylic on plywood, 99-3/16 x 291-5/16 inches (252 x 740 cm). Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Image: © Gagosian Gallery. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

"Inscribed on the last panel of each painting are fragments from Rilke's poem cycle "The Roses." Stanzas scrawled in a gestural mode reflect Twombly's characteristic conflation of painting and poetry, image and word, while his brushwork describes petals bursting open, together with words that hint and evoke." (© Gagosian Gallery)

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