Cy Twombly : Making Past Present
'places the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures alongside classical works, including some from his own collection, and essays from writers such as Anne Carson and Brooke Holmes' - FT
A carefully chosen selection of the Twombley's paintings, drawings, and sculptures alongside works of classical antiquity, including a number from his personal collection
Cy Twombly's first visit to Italy as a young man ignited a lifelong passion for classical culture that is everywhere present in his art. Painted canvases, works on paper, and small-scale sculptures reveal the historical soul of Twombly's abstract compositions. Taking on myths and heroes as personal guides, he created a psychologically complex dialogue with the visual and literary art of antiquity.
This sumptuously illustrated publication reproduces a carefully chosen selection of the artist's paintings, drawings, and sculptures alongside works of classical antiquity, including a number from his personal collection. Illuminating essays by leading scholars explore the often enigmatic engagement of Twombly's art with the world of the past.
- Author: Christine Kondoleon
- Hardcover: 264 pages | 165 illustrations
- Date published: August 2020
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0878468744
- Product Dimensions: 29.0 x 24.8 cm