Measurements: 9.5 x 1.25 x 11 inches
Publisher: MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This deluxe publication showcases reproductions of more than 50 of Cy Twombly’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures including a number from his personal collection. Go 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 his work including 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, analyze 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 by using visual and literary art of antiquity.