Cy Twombly's House in Rome

Cy Twombly, the great American abstract painter, arrived in Rome in the late Fifties. These beautiful images shot by Horst P. Horst for Vogue in 1968 of his apartment show his talent for decorating spaces. The apartment was in a 17th Century palazzo built for the Borgia family. The ample rooms and grand proportions are perfectly suited for Cy Twombly’s large paintings.
 The interiors were stripped away of centuries of old paint to reveal a shell of white washed walls and beautiful pale blue doors with gold moldings. The artful arrangement of antique furniture, contemporary art, classical busts and statues is a lesson in art and design. 
 The details, the colors, the proportions are perfection. Everything is timeless, classic, edgy and beautiful. One of our favorite homes of all time. 


 

    

 

Comments

  • Absolutely stunning and evocative. His idea of design was as inspired as his paintings. ~Stephanie Fig

    Posted by Stephanie on April 25, 2016
  • it couldn’t be said better, really.

    Posted by Marcello Marvelli on September 22, 2014
  • Le parfait marriage du Bon gout avec la désinvolture et l’Insouciance ; …un flirt visuel avec la vie ….

    Posted by M. Emo Capodilista on September 22, 2014

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