Cy Twombly, Treatise on the Veil, 1970 Hardback
A breathtaking exploration of one of Twombly's largest paintings, the second version of his Treatise on the Veil One of the most important American postwar artists, Cy Twombly (1928-2011) engaged with mythological and poetic source material, setting him apart from other artists of his generation.
In 1970, Twombly revisited his 1968 painting Treatise on the Veil and, in a short period of focused creativity, produced a painting-Treatise on the Veil (Second Version)-on a single, 33-foot canvas along with more than a dozen related drawings. This handsomely produced oversize book features three essays that examine these works in relation to Twombly's oeuvre, contemporaneous explorations of time, the Orpheus myth, and a musical composition that Twombly cited as an influence.
Large images and details bring us in close to Twombly's magnificent meditation on time and space.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 90 pages, 42 color illus., including 1 gatefold
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 21/06/2019
- Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
- ISBN: 9780300244571