Claude Monet (1840-1926) »London, Houses of Parliament. Burst of Sunlight in the Fog«, 1904, Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Bequest of Count Isaac de Camondo, 1911, © RMN (Musée d'Orsay)/Hervé Lewandowski

Until 28 May 2012 – The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart will present approximately seventy late works – some quite large in scale – by William Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly. The outstanding loans will serve to illuminate similarities and interrelationships between the works and exemplify their common characteristics.

Cy Twombly »Quattro Stagioni« (A Painting in Four Parts), 1993-1995, Part II: Estate, Tate, Purchased with assistance from the American Fund for the Tate Gallery and Tate Members 2002, Tate, London 2011, © Cy Twombly Foundation

Staatsgalerie will be the only venue in Germany to show the outstanding late works of three of the greatest painters of the last two centuries. The exhibition will not only unite works by William Turner, Claude Monet and the late Cy Twombly, but also offer the visitors new perspectives on the art of each, in and of itself.

In his landscapes and seascapes, the English painter William Turner (1775–1851) developed an abstract pictorial language which was adopted by the Impressionists.

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) »War. The exile and the Rock Limpet«, exh. 1842 Tate. Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856, © Tate, London 2011

Claude Monet (1840–1926) translated the motifs of that harbinger of abstraction into series with differing light atmospheres. With Cy Twombly (1928–2011) the exhibition will extend the spectrum to encompass the present: an important of exponent of Abstract Expressionism, the American developed the poetic pictorial language further in his monumental paintings.

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