Description from the wall panel:
Cy Twombly, Vengeance of Achilles, 1962
The vengeance that the Greek Achilles wreaks on the Trojan prince Hector is a key episode in the story of the Trojan War. American artist Cy Twombly dramatically abstracts Achilles’
rage into a form that evokes both the first letter of his name and a bloodied spear. The power of Achilles’ emotion seems to burn from the huge canvas and to have inscribed itself into the lines scrawled on its surface.
The British Museum, London
November 21, 2019 - March 8, 2020
For more information about the exhibition Troy: Myth and Reality, please visit the museum's website.