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Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint


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Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint - Jacobus, Mary
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The first book on the central importance of literary sources in the paintings of Cy Twombly Many of Cy Twombly's paintings and drawings include handwritten words and phrases--naming or quoting poets ranging from Sappho, Homer, and Virgil to Mallarm???, Rilke, and Cavafy. Enigmatic and sometimes hard to decipher, these inscriptions are a distinctive feature of his work. Reading Cy Twombly poses both literary and art historical questions. How does poetic reference in largely abstract works affect their interpretation? ...

Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint 2016, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691170725