Wylie and Twombly

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie, Palm Tree and Camel (Queen of Sheba), 2012. Oil on canvas

"I don't like slick, I don't like clever" says Rose Wylie in an interview with MK Palomar.

Commenting on Wylie's habit of writing in her art, Palomar notes: "It's interesting coz alot of times...when people paint words on canvases... it's telling you something... and yet somehow your not, your subverting that even?"

Wylie replies: "I don't like knowledge being shoved on by quoting Plato or Homer. I think it's pathetic. If the painting doesn't work without shoving Homer on it, then you should make the painting better"

Fifty Days at Iliam: Shield of Achilles, Cy Twombly
Fifty Days at Iliam: Shield of Achilles, Cy Twombly

...from Homer's Iliad, the epic recitation of the final fifty days of the Trojan War. 

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