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Cy Twombly

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The complex oeuvre of the American artist Cy Twombly (1928-2011)  comprises a time period of around six decades, during which it never  lost any of its expressive power. Twombly was one of the most productive  artists in the history of more recent art. Acclaimed as one of the most  important painters of the second half of the 20th century, he fused the  legacy of American Abstract Expressionism with European and  Mediterranean culture.
The book focuses to a degree never before seen on his major cycles: Nine Discourses on Commodus (1963), Fifty Days at Iliam (1978), and Coronation of Sesostris  (2000). The artist's development as a whole is traced based on nearly  200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs. This thus provides  unique insights into the overall intellectual and sensual richness of  the oeuvre. From his early works at the beginning of the 1950s, which  are characterized by the use of text, to his compositions of the 1960s,  his reaction to the minimal art and conceptual art of the 1970s to his  final paintings, the overview of the oeuvre underscores the significance  of the series and cycles in which Cy Twombly invented history painting  anew. 

  • Author: Jonas Storsve
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Sieveking, 2017
  • 320 pages, 11.3" x 11.3"
  • Fully illustrated throughout
  • ISBN: 9783944874616
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