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Centre for Fine Arts opens Cy Twombly. Photographs 1951-2010

The Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels opens Cy Twombly. Photographs 1951-2010 an exhibition on view 01.02-> Sunday 29.04.2012.

Cy Twombly, Lemon, Gaeta Dryprint on cardboard, 2008 (detail). 43,1 x 27,9 cm © Schirmer/Mosel Verlag – Nicola Del Roscio Foundation.

The exhibition presents more than 100 dry prints, generated from Polaroid photographs, which were selected in close cooperation with the artist himself prior to his death on July 5th, 2011. Cy Twombly’s photographs have been a rather recent discovery. Snapping photographs with his Polaroid camera since his student days, the artist did not make available to the public his photographic material until the 90s. The subject matter of his photographs varies considerably. From still-life images of flowers and brushes, snap shots of his studio and museums interiors, details from his paintings to views of ancient temples and atmospheric landscapes, the ethereal and delicate photographs reveal the themes that have nourished the artist’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphic art. The exhibition will include a number of paintings by Cy Twombly and the intimate cinematic portrait “Edwin Parker” by artist Tacita Dean as a tribute to the recently deceased greatest artist of our times.

CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS BRUSSELS Rue Ravensteinstraat 23 1000 Brussels

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