Cy Twombly | Making Past Present



Cy Twombly | Making Past Present
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts,Boston
ISBN: 9780878468744
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 1900 g
Dimensions: 279 x 241 mm

Cy Twombly | Making Past Present (Hardback) Christine Kondoleon (author), Kate Nesin (author)

Cy Twombly | Making Past Present

This deluxe publication showcases reproductions of more than 50 of Cy Twombly’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures including a number from his personal collection. Flip through the pages to discover the story of the American artist’s poetic dialogue with the ancient past. 

Twombly’s passion for classical culture was first instilled in him when he visited Italy as a young man. His appreciation for history is displayed throughout all of his work, which includes painted canvases, small sculptures, and other abstract compositions. Elucidating essays by leading scholars and writers, including Anne Carson, Jennifer R. Gross, Brooke Holmes and Mary Jacobus, analyse the often puzzling process of Twombly’s art with the world of the past. For history and art lovers alike, this book is built to inspire using visual and literary art of antiquity.

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Cy Twombly: Making Past Present, organised by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. It explores the artist’s profound engagement with the ancient world which is everywhere present in his art. Taking on classical myths and heroes as personal guides, Twombly created a psychologically complex dialogue with the visual and literary arts of antiquity.


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