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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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Artist Tactita Dean and Tate Modern curator Nicholas Cullinan pay tribute to Cy Twombly.

From The Last Word 8 Jul 2011 on Radio 4

Image © Cy Twombly Foundation


Louisa Buck and Paul Allen discuss Twombly's work on paper.

From Night Waves 15 Apr 2004 on Radio 3


Maggi Hambling on her self-portrait painted in 1978.

From The Essay: Here's Looking At Me 07 May 2012 on Radio 3

Image © National Portrait Gallery, London


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Maggi Hambling, a Downton Abbey devotee, defends the show against charges of historical inaccuracy by Tony Jackson, former editor of The Shooting Times.

From The World at One 15 Dec 2011 on Radio 4