• Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy (Tilia Cordata), 1976
  • Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy (Tilia Cordata), 1976
  • Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy (Tilia Cordata), 1976
  • Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy (Tilia Cordata), 1976
  • Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy (Tilia Cordata), 1976
  • Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy (Tilia Cordata), 1976
  • Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy (Tilia Cordata), 1976

    Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy (Tilia Cordata), 1976

    Cy Twombly

    Price on request

    Signed and numbered from an edition of 98

    Lithographs, granolithographs and collotypes on Fabriano Bütten wove paper

    29.9 x 22 in 76 x 56 cm

    Tilia Cordata is from a series of 8 artworks titled Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy, 1976 that is part of a two part series Cy Twombly produced in conjunction with Bastian Gallery in London.

    The sets, titled Natural History Part I, Mushrooms and Natural History Part II, Some Trees of Italy (1975/1976) are based on an ancient text by roman author Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, published in 77-79 AD. The theoretical text examined natures relationship to art and placed nature as a divine entity.

    These works are extremly rare as Cy rarely released editioned works on paper. We acquired a complete portfolio of these works.

    Work is currently unframed. Work is in very good condition.

    "The past is a springboard for me... Ancient things are new things. Everything lives in the moment; that's the only time it can live, but its influence can go on forever."

    Cy Twombly

    Cy Twombly (1928-2011) was an American artist who rose to prominence in the postwar era, known for his evocative and enigmatic paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Born in Lexington, Virginia, Twombly developed a fascination with mythology, history, and literature early on, which heavily influenced his artistic vision.