Saturday, September 5, 2009

Cy Twombly: The Natural World

When I was in Chicago, I got a chance to come and visit Art Institute of Chicago. One of the exhibition I was lucky enough to catch was Cy Twombly: The Natural World, Selected Works 2000-2007 at the Renzo Piano-designed modern wing. The exhibition begins with several works on paper, wood and plaster sculptures and dry-print photographs, followed by a second section of great seascapes from A Gathering of Time (2003). The final section of the gallery, also my favorite part of the exhibition showcases six stunning monumental multi-panel paintings. As you walk through, you can see the artist's response and relationship to the natural world, be it landscape, seascape, or flora. The sensations of energy, romance, lushness and boldness are explored in all 31 pieces of art, most of which have never been exhibited before. The exhibition was a great insight to the remarkable thought process and expressions of one of the most celebrated artists of our time.

I highly recommend you to come and see it. Trust me, its worth the trip. The exhibition will be on view until September 13th, 2009. Click here for more information.

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