Three of the Greatest Painters of the Past 150 Years?

Now this is an exhibition I can get behind: Turner, Monet, Twombly: Later Paintings at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm promises to be a brilliant and insightful exhibition. I heard the title, and I immediately got it: the loose brushwork and rich colors that developed over their long careers can seem remarkably similar despite the very different times and places in which they worked.

 Twombly’s 2008 Lepanto versue Monet’s 1914 Waterlillies:

“J. M. W. Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly are three of the greatest painters of the last 150 years. This groundbreaking exhibition focuses on their later work, examining not only the art historical links and affinities between them but also the common characteristics of and motivations underlying their late style.” – More on the background to the exhibition here.

 Monet’s Japanese Bridge (1918-1924) and Turner’s Sunset:

I would love to see how they flesh it out–in the flesh, so to speak. Anyone want to plan a trip to Stockholm this October?

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