Cy Twombly at Centre Pompidou

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Cy Twombly at Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou is presenting a major retrospective of the work of American artist Cy Twombly. A key event of the fall 2016, this exceptionally vast exhibition will only be shown in Paris, and will feature remarkable loans from private and public collections from all over the world.

 

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Organized around three major cycles – Nine Discourses on Commodus (1963), Fifty Days at Iliam (1978) and Coronation of Sesostris (2000) – this retrospective covers the artist’s entire career in a chronological circuit of some 140 paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs, providing a clear picture of an extraordinarily rich body of work which is both intellectual and sensual. The selection includes many of Twombly’s iconic works, several of them never previously exhibited in France.

 

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From his first works in the early Fifties (marked by the so-called primitive arts, graffiti and writing) to his last paintings with their exuberant colour schemes, by way of the highly carnal compositions of the early Sixties and his response to minimalist and conceptual art during the Seventies, this retrospective emphasises the importance of cycles and series for Twombly, in which he reinvented great history painting.

 

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The exhibition is organized in close collaboration with the Cy Twombly Foundation and its president, Nicola Del Roscio, and the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio in Gaeta, with the support of the artist’s son, Alessandro Twombly.

 

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Centre Pompidou, Paris
From November 30, 2016 to April 24, 2017

 

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