Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (IV) (detail), 2009, Cy Twombly. Acrylic on canvas. Private collection courtesy Gagosian. © Cy Twombly Foundation

Cy Twombly: Making Past Present


Exhibitions Pavilion

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American artist Cy Twombly’s engagement with the art and poetry of ancient Greece and Rome played a central role in his creative process. This exhibition explores Twombly’s lifelong fascination with the ancient Mediterranean world through evocative groupings of his paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture made from the mid-20th to the early 21st century, tracing an imaginative journey of encounters with and responses to ancient texts and artifacts. The presentation includes sculpture from the artist’s personal collection, on public display for the first time.

Organized with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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