Cy Twombly’s ethereal Polaroid photographs are visual lyrical poems revealing moments of transition when the world becomes alive. They are romantic meditations “built up from something within rather than extracted from something without” ( ).
The series Tulips II was captured in 1985 in Italy in a set of six close-ups. The tulips are composed from various angles, isolated in a painterly way but all embraced by light and in soft focus to feel the subtle vibrations of energy and evanescent emotions.
For a quick inspirational tour, see this short video about ‘CY TWOMBLY: Photographs’ exhibition held April 27–June 9, 2012 by Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills