Turner - Monet - Twombly

Later Paintings
11 February – 28 May 2012

Until 28 May 2012, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart showed around 70 late works, some of them very large, by William Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly. The outstanding loans on display highlight parallels and connections in the works and illustrate their common characteristics.

All three artists test the limits of painting and challenge tradition in radical ways. The English painter William Turner (1775 -1851) established an abstract pictorial language in his landscapes and seascapes, which was taken up by the Impressionists.

Claude Monet (1840-1926) transformed the motifs of the forerunner of abstraction into series with different light moods. With Cy Twombly (1928-2011), the exhibition spans the arc to the present: the American, important representative of Abstract Expressionism, develops the poetic pictorial language further in his monumental paintings.