Cy Twombly Photographs: Lyrical Variations by Cy Twombly
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Exhibition catalogue for “Cy Twombly Photographs: Lyrical Variations“, held at The Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art. Cy Twombly is an artist of the next generation that followed the prominent artists of the Abstract Expressionist movement, like Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, and he would leave his name in the annals of art history of the 20th century with a unique style of painting and drawing that has been likened to the scribbling of a child.
Twombly had first begun working in photography in a course that he took at Black Mountain College at the age of 23. At that time, he became absorbed in using a pinhole camera, and later as he worked primarily in painting, Twombly nonetheless continued taking photographs with a Polaroid camera. A 17th-century palazzo, cabbage and wilting flowers on a marble table, an artist’s studio scattered with paints, papers and a painting in progress, a view of the calm Tyrrhenian Sea. These scenes were all from Twombly’s daily life, and in the photographs he took of them, colors and shapes intermingle, and as ambiguity veils the actualities, a bunch of tulips becomes a work of classical Roman sculpture and a still life easily transforms into a landscape. The visual experience is one in which we the viewers find our vision freed and our eyes opened to new and larger realms.
Design: Yoshihisa Tanaka
Size: 230 x 270 mm, hard cover with cloth, 192 pages
Languages: Japanese, English
Publisher: Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
|Dimensions||37 × 29 × 6 cm|