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Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart opens Turner, Monet, Twombly. Later paintings

THe Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart presents Turner, Monet, Twombly. Later paintings, an exhibition on view through 28.5.2012.

Claude Monet, “Matinée sur la Seine, Giverny,” 1897. © Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. J.M.W Turner, “Rough Sea,” circa 1840–1845. © Tate, London 2011. Cy Twombly, “Paesaggio,” 1986. © Cy Twombly Foundation/Courtesy Heiner Bastian.

J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Cy Twombly (1928-2011) were each in their own time revered and reviled. For their supporters they were pioneers who pushed the boundaries of painting beyond existing limits. According to their detractors they painted with reckless abandon. Turner, Monet, Twombly: Later Paintings celebrates three artists who employed paint to express their engagement with social and political issues, and human concerns that traditionally preoccupy men and women in later life, for this is an exhibition of works from the second half of their careers, from a period when the outward battles have been won but when the inner battles commence.

The exhibition was shown at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, from 8 October 2011 to 15 January 2012. After its run at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, it will be presented at Tate Liverpool from 22 June 2012 to 28 October 2012.

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