Comments on: Turner, Monet, Twombly: Later Paintings, Tate Liverpool http://abstractcritical.com/article/turner-monet-twombly-later-paintings-tate-liverpool/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Ronald Boaks http://abstractcritical.com/article/turner-monet-twombly-later-paintings-tate-liverpool/#comment-555126 Thu, 15 May 2014 21:58:32 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6310#comment-555126 I very much enjoyed reading this. I wish that I had seen the show. As much as I revere Rothko, it seems to me that Twombly was a better choice for this. At the end Rothkos work exuded his depression and following suicide. Far better to have Twombly’s spirit evoke the vitality and express life and mortality. Ronald Boaks

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By: Stephen Chilton http://abstractcritical.com/article/turner-monet-twombly-later-paintings-tate-liverpool/#comment-175741 Sun, 09 Jun 2013 15:23:37 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6310#comment-175741 Your enjoyment and engagement at this exhibition is palpable in your writing Gregg – which is full of insight. I really enjoyed reading your reflections a year on from the exhibition. I agree I’d not felt convinced by Twombly’s work at an earlier show I’d been to, but I realised how confident his paintings became. “Hero and Leandro” – well, one could feel the mist appearing, the rain floating on the eddying wind. I agree with your comments, which show a keen and critical eye. Not all of Twombly’s work, worked (who’s could!), but masterpieces came and none more so than Camino Real II, painted at the age of 82 (approx.), which is so assured – the yin and yang of colour. It felt like there was no fear or anxiety in his body, it was painted with the absolute calm of a man at one with his profession. I loved it. And the show truly displayed the importance of today’s painter’s in embarking upon a lifetime’s commitment to a skill many nowadays equate to financial return. Thankfully, this exhibition showed the integrity of the artist’s who committed because art gives other values.

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By: John Bunker http://abstractcritical.com/article/turner-monet-twombly-later-paintings-tate-liverpool/#comment-59474 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:52:22 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6310#comment-59474 Many thanks for this beautiful piece of writing. I thought Twombly stood up really well in this show. Thanks to Gary’s marvellous piece- I now know why….. Great to read such a positive and insightful review. More please!

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