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Cy Twombly: Paradise

Cy Twombly: Paradise
Library Shelf Location 18.TWOM
Publication Date 2014
Description

This book accompanies the exhibition Cy Twombly Paradise at Museo Jumex in Mexico City from June 5–October 12, 2014. This is the first time a comprehensive exhibition of the American artist Cy Twombly’s work has been mounted in Latin America. The exhibition and book include works on paper, paintings, and sculpture that span Twombly’s career, from early works of the 1950s to the Camino Real series of paintings that he completed shortly before his death in 2011. The book includes 57 works of art, along with double-page, full-bleed detail photographs that capture Twombly’s dramatic gestural style and lush palette.

Curator and author Philip Larratt-Smith contextualizes Twombly's work in his essay Psychedelic Antiquity: “For Twombly, the myths of antiquity are dreams and mirrors. Mythical characters are archetypes, and the sequence of events follows an oneiric logic that is intuitively convincing even when irreducible to reason. Twombly finds his own passions reflected in the external patterns of myth; the mirroring effect between aesthetic experience and psychic response is profound and generative. His works are never literary depictions of a myth, though myth may suggestively open the work up to narrative. Myth permits emotional expressivity without disclosing biographical origins and, conversely, provides an objective correlative to the realm of sexuality and fantasy.”

ISBN 9788862083768
Quantity 1
Pages 172
Author Philip Larratt-Smith
Format Hardback
Publisher Damiani - New York, Paris, Bologna, Hong Kong
Related Artist Cy Twombly
Categories Painting, Sculpture, Drawing

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