The Resource Reading Cy Twombly : poetry in paint, Mary Jacobus

Reading Cy Twombly : poetry in paint, Mary Jacobus

Label
Reading Cy Twombly : poetry in paint
Title
Reading Cy Twombly
Title remainder
poetry in paint
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jacobus
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many of Cy Twombly's paintings and drawings include handwritten words and phrases--naming or quoting poets ranging from Sappho, Homer, and Virgil to Mallarmé, Rilke, and Cavafy. Enigmatic and sometimes hard to decipher, these inscriptions are a distinctive feature of his work. Reading Cy Twombly poses both literary and art historical questions. How does poetic reference in largely abstract works affect their interpretation? Reading Cy Twombly is the first book to focus specifically on the artist's use of poetry. Twombly's library formed an extension of his studio and he sometimes painted with a book open in front of him. Drawing on original research in an archive that includes his paint-stained and annotated books, Mary Jacobus's account--richly illustrated with more than 125 color and black-and-white images--unlocks an important aspect of Twombly's practice. Jacobus shows that poetry was an indispensable source of reference throughout Twombly's career; as he said, he "never really separated painting and literature." Among much else, she explores the influence of Ezra Pound and Charles Olson; Twombly's fondness for Greek pastoral poetry and Virgil's Eclogues; the inspiration of the Iliad and Ovid's Metamorphoses; and Twombly's love of Keats and his collaboration with Octavio Paz. Twombly's art reveals both his distinctive relationship to poetry and his use of quotation to solve formal problems. A modern painter, he belongs in a critical tradition that goes back, by way of Roland Barthes, to Baudelaire. [This book] opens up fascinating new readings of some of the most important paintings and drawings of the twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobus, Mary
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ND237.T87
  • N6537.T86
LC item number
  • J33 2016
  • J33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1928-2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Twombly, Cy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twombly, Cy
  • Words in art
Label
Reading Cy Twombly : poetry in paint, Mary Jacobus
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9780691170725
Lccn
2015038608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026717046
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn926050597
  • (OCoLC)926050597
Label
Reading Cy Twombly : poetry in paint, Mary Jacobus
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9780691170725
Lccn
2015038608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026717046
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn926050597
  • (OCoLC)926050597

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