Group 2

TurnerMonetTwombly-540px2 J.M.W. Turner, Sun Setting over a Lake, ca. 1840 © Tate, London 2011 / Claude Monet, Nymphéas (Näckrosor), 1907 © Göteborgs konstmuseum. Foto: Hossein Sehatlou / Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1987 © Cy Twombly

On Late Style

J.M.W. Turner’s, Claude Monet’s and Cy Twombly’s late work has a looseness and an intensity that comes from the confidence of age, when notions of finish and completion are modified. A review of earlier preoccupations and a strong sense of mortality are also common characteristics of this period of life.

The aim of the symposium is to examine the concept of late style, which among others Theodor Adorno and Edward Saïd have addressed, and how it applies to the works of Turner, Monet and Twombly.

The symposium will be organised in collaboration with Södertörn University and will take place in the auditorium of Moderna Museet.

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