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Cy Twombly at the Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG

Art | July 19, 2017 |

Cy Twombly at the Thomas Ammann Fine Art AGImage courtesy of Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG

Cy Twombly at the Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG
Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich
From 8 June to 29 September 2017

 

After the magnificent and highly successful retrospective at the Centre Pompidou (October 2016 to April 2017), The Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG is delighted to inform you about the Cy Twombly exhibition. The show in Paris – in collaboration with the Cy Twombly Foundation, New York and the designated custody of its president Nicola del Roscio – was the first comprehensive overview of his work since his death in 2011 and with all its convincing exhibits clearly proved that Twombly was one of the truly distinguished artists of the twentieth century, leaving an oeuvre marked by an astonishing freshness, superb energy, and passionate presence. 

 

Cy Twombly at the Thomas Ammann Fine Art AGImage courtesy of Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG

 

His art is filled with his favorite poets and painters, as well as with references to history, art history, and mythology. His works are full of mysterious signs of hazy scribbles and enigmatic curlicues that evoke timeless beauty, sadness and transitoriness, and always include a deep sense of humanity and idealism.

 

Cy Twombly at the Thomas Ammann Fine Art AGImage courtesy of Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG

 

 

The exhibition that includes generous loans by the Cy Twombly Foundation, the Daros Collection, and important private collections revolves in particular around the tale of Hero and Leander, a tale from Greek mythology which deeply absorbed the artist in the 1980s. The four-part cycle of paintings in the exhibition, Hero and Leandro (1981–1984), is visually freed of all mythical themes and historic references to open up a lyrical space of pure painting with a sensitive impasto color application, as is found in French painting of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and in certain aspects of the Impressionism that followed. Likewise in the painting Hero and Leandro (To Christopher Marlowe) from 1985, Twombly transformed the dramatic love story (in which Leander’s death by drowning prompts Hero’s suicide) into a sensitive rush of colors.

 

more. ammannfineart.com

 

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