Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mera Cy Twombly

Talked to my daughter today, who told me she went to the Museum Brandhorst in Munich, where she saw paintings by Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly, to name the two that came to her mind first.

I proceeded to look at some of Twombly's art on the Internet and immediately started my own Twombly. My daughter told me that he worked with layers a lot, so I put down the first layer, in a mixture of Indian yellow and chrome yellow.

The plan for the next layer is still a bit fuzzy, but it could be something in a rusty red, perhaps some scribble-like structure.

Or some writing: मेरा साईं त्वोम्ब्ली 

Last weekend I drew a card that said 'purpose' and got the message. There has not been a lot of that in my life, and it's sorely needed.

One outcome of my purpose-finding mission is that I decided to write a novel, loosely based on Der im Irr-Garten der Liebe herum taumelnde Cavalier (1738) by Johann Gottfried Schnabel*, except that I would be staggering through the labyrinth of the later 20th and early 21st centuries instead of Schnabel's 18th.

Wish me good luck with Twombly and the maze novel.


Leonard Cy Gottfried Blumfeld

*Schnabel is best known for his utopian robinsonade Die Insel Felsenburg of 1731.


Aayushi Mehta said...

Thank you for making me laugh so often with your writing. You re awesome!

Good luck in all your endeavours.

Out of curiosity, what exactly does the Hindi inscription mean, though? I thought I knew Hindi!

Aayushi Mehta said...

Okay, now I get the inscription, initially I could only think about Sai Baba (know about him?) when you said Sai in Hindi. Left me flabbergasted.

(Yeah yeah, I'm slow;)

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting, Aayushi! I'm happy that I succeed in making you laugh :)

And yes, I do know about Sai Baba, albeit not much.