Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Cy Twombly: Catalogue Raisonne. Paintings 1996-2007.

Cy Twombly: Catalogue Raisonne. Paintings 1996-2007. By Cy Twombly and Heiner Bastian. Museum of Modern Art, 2008. 200pp., illustrated throughout, 12,25 x 10,75".

I was saddened to learn that the great artist, painter and sculptor Cy Twombly has passed away at the age of 83 (read more here, here and here for example) - rest in peace.

The Moderna Museet exhibition of his work this autumn (which I've been very much looking forward to) will be a treat and tribute indeed.

Book description:

"Cy Twombly's oeuvre featuring paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs displays a highly personal, literary character, but has undergone several profound transformations.

The most decisive was the contact with Mediterranean culture caused by Twombly's with drawal from the New York art scene - he moved to Italy in 1957.

Greek gods, the Mediterranean light, Western history, literature and mythology all found their way into his art. In ever larger canvases he presents the drama of humanity as a sensuous and poetic vision of color, drawing and writing."

I've previously also featured the book Cy Twombly: Photographs 1951-2007 with Twombly's work.

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