Cy Twombly: Drawings. Catalogue Raisonne Vol. 5, 1970-1971 (Paperback)

Cy Twombly: Drawings. Catalogue Raisonne Vol. 5, 1970-1971 Cover Image
By Nicola Del Roscio (Editor)


The years 1970-71 were a very prolific period in
which Cy Twombly, influenced by Leonardo da Vinci's
Deluge drawings, created his iconic style: scribbled,
calligraphic, and graffiti-like works on solid fields. In
the late Kirk Varnedoe's words, this--most minimal--
phase of Twombly's oeuvre is characterized by a
"nervous, obsessed energy, yet its trance-like mono -
tony also opens out into a sense of serene, oceanic
dissolution, in a nebular cloud of great depth and infinite
complexity." His drawings of this phase featured
in Vol. V of his Catalogue Raisonn of Drawings include,
among others, acclaimed extensive series such as
Roman Notes, Study for Treatise on the Veil, and
Beyond (A System of Passing).

About the Author

Nicola Del Roscio, born in Rome in 1944, was Twombly's long-time assistant. The editor of the present Catalogue Raisonné, he is president of the Cy Twombly Foundation (New York/Rome) and the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio (Gaeta).
Product Details
ISBN: 9783829604895
ISBN-10: 3829604890
Publisher: Schirmer Mosel
Publication Date: November 25th, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English