Maggi Hambling chooses Cy Twombly's Bacchus paintings
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Works include Scallop (Aldeburgh Beach), A Conversation with Oscar Wilde (Charring Cross London) and The Winchester Tapestries (Winchester Cathedral). Awarded CBE in 2010.
Bacchus paintings by Cy Twombly
Maggi Hambling chooses a series of eight paintings by the American artist Cy Twombly (1928 - 2011) on the subject of Bacchus. Three of the paintings are on show at Tate Modern.
Maggi Hambling portrait photos: credit Jens Marott
Painting (below): Untitled V, from Bacchus Series, 2005 © Cy Twombly Foundation
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Image © Cy Twombly Foundation
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