Orpheus and Roses – Late poems of Rainer Maria Rilke in the paintings of Cy Twombly with Marius von Brasch (2 Sessions)
Akin to Rilke, contemporary artist Cy Twombly (1928-2011) focused on mythologies and realms that defy literal representation. Poems, especially Rilke’s, are often integral to his painting. Scribbly and fragmented, the written lines act as painted traces of speech and thought, and of the fragility of how we ‘see’ and name the world.
In this 2-session course, Marius will introduce the life and work of both artists and, discussing selected poems and paintings, how they contribute to modern approaches to ‘unity’.