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First Retrospective for Cy Twombly in Austria at Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna

June 8, 2009

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Cy Twombly, Sensations of the Moment. MUMOK Ausstellungsansicht / exhibition view. Foto: MUMOK, Lisa Rastl © MUMOK

VIENNA.- For the first time in Austria, MUMOK presents a retrospective of Cy Twombly’s work. Twombly, one of the most important artists of his generation (b.1928), has been based in Italy since the late 1950s. His work diverged from the abstract expressionist tradition dominated by such figures as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko. Twombly first gained recognition with large format, monumental paintings with gestural and often textual inscriptions. His works have been influenced by poetry and classical mythology but also by Mediterranean landscapes and lighting. The exhibition “weaves together” approximately 200…More 

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