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A Poetics of becoming: the mythography of Cy Twombly

Staff, C. (2011) A Poetics of becoming: the mythography of Cy Twombly. In: Wallace, I. L. and Hirsh, J. (eds.) Contemporary Art and Classical Myth. Farnham: Ashgate. pp. 43-55.

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Abstract: A Poetics of Becoming: The Mythography of Cy Twombly, centres upon Proteus, a painting made by the artist Cy Twombly in 1984. The chapter uses this particular work as a means of unpacking the artist's complex and manifold relationship with mythology. With regards to both the facture and the matiere of Proteus, the author argues that the visual poetics of the artist's work results from what is claimed to be the painting's "becoming"
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) > N7560 Special subjects of art > N7760 Art and mythology
Creators: Staff, Craig
Editors: Wallace, Isabelle Loring and Hirsh, Jennie
Publisher: Ashgate
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Fine Art
Date: February 2011
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 43-55
Title of Book: Contemporary Art and Classical Myth
Place of Publication: Farnham
Number of Pages: 376
Language: English
ISBN: 0754669742
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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