Wilder Shores of Love (1985) by Cy Twombly

Wilder Shores of Love - Cy Twombly - 1984 - 1985

Artwork Information

TitleWilder Shores of Love
ArtistCy Twombly
Date1984 - 1985
MediumOil, Crayon, and pencil on plywood
Dimensions140 x 120 cm
Art MovementNeo-Expressionism
Current LocationPrivate collection
Location Created Italy

About Wilder Shores of Love

The artwork titled “Wilder Shores of Love” was created by the artist Cy Twombly between the years 1984 and 1985. Twombly utilized oil, crayon, and pencil on plywood as his mediums to create this work, which measures 140 by 120 centimeters. This piece is identified with the Neo-Expressionist art movement and falls within the abstract genre. After its creation in Italy, the artwork has since become part of a private collection.

The artwork manifests a vibrant and dynamic example of Twombly’s signature style, which often bridges the gap between painting and drawing. The use of scribbled lines and gestural brushstrokes are indicative of the intensity and spontaneity characteristic of Neo-Expressionism. The inscription of the title directly onto the canvas in a seemingly hasty, yet deliberate, script adds a layer of narrative and personal touch to the piece, intertwining text with the visual elements. There is a range of colors that sweep across the plane of the artwork, from subdued earth tones to more striking reds, possibly signifying passion or intensity which the title might suggest. The amalgamation of these colors and the textured application of materials create a sense of depth and physicality, inviting the viewer to explore the wild and emotive terrain that Twombly has depicted.

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