Throughout his career, Cy Twombly (1928-2011) followed his own pathway, independent from contemporary trends. By the end of his life in Rome, at the age of eighty-three, he was internationally recognized as one of the greatest and most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th and early 21st century. At an early stage, he began to develop his own symbolic language of letters and words, which suggested a pictorial form of poetry. References from art, history and mythology soon expanded this poetic vocabulary, often combined with a sensual engagement with the painted surface. This book provides an authoritative overview of Twombly's complex body of work, bringing together the most important of his paintings and painting cycles, as well as a selection of his drawings, sculptures and photographs.
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Simon Michael Schama (1945) is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, Jewish history and French history. Schama is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York. John Kirk Train Varnedoe (1946 - 2003) was an American art historian, the Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art from 1988 to 2001, Professor of the History of Art at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and Professor of Fine Arts at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts. Laszlo Glozer (1936) is a highly respected Art Historian, who wrote books about Picasso, Cy Twombly and Wols.
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