Cy Twombly: Making Past Present

Cy Twombly (Author) Mary Jacobus (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Luscious reproductions of more than 50 of Twombly's paintings, drawings and little-known sculptures, along with classical works of art, tell the story of an American abstractionist's poetical dialogue with antiquity

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 and writers, including Anne Carson, Jennifer R. Gross, Brooke Holmes and Mary Jacobus, explore the often enigmatic engagement of Twombly's art with the world of the past.

Cy Twombly (1928-2011) was born in Lexington, Virginia, and lived and worked in New York in the early 1950s and at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. After traveling around North Africa, Spain and Italy, he settled in Rome, where he remained for the rest of his life.

Product Details

Price
$65.00  $59.80
Publisher
MFA Publications
Publish Date
August 25, 2020
Pages
264
Dimensions
9.7 X 11.3 X 1.3 inches | 4.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780878468744

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About the Author

Christine Kondoleon is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Art History at Williams College.