Cy Twombly, Brushes, Lexington,2005, dryprint on cardboard, 43,1 x 27,9 cm, courtesy : Schirmer/Mosel Verlag - Fondazione Nicola del Roscio


Wednesday first of February to Sunday the 29th of April 2012 – BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts

The exhibition Cy Twombly. Photographs 1951-2010 presents more than 100 dry prints, generated from Polaroid photographs, which were selected in close cooperation with the artist himself prior to his death on July 5th, 2011. Cy Twombly’s photographs have been a rather recent discovery. Snapping photographs with his Polaroid camera since his student days, the artist did not make available to the public his photographic material until the 90s.

Cy Twombly, Painting Detail (Roses), Gaeta, 2009, dryprint on cardboard, 43,1 x 27,9 cm, courtesy : Schirmer/Mosel Verlag - Fondazione Nicola del Roscio


T
he subject matter of his photographs varies considerably. From still-life images of flowers and brushes, snap shots of his studio and museums interiors, details from his paintings to views of ancient temples and atmospheric landscapes, the ethereal and delicate photographs reveal the themes that have nourished the artist’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphic art. The exhibition will include a number of paintings by Cy Twombly and the intimate cinematic portrait “Edwin Parker” by artist Tacita Dean as a tribute to the recently deceased greatest artist of our times.

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