And yesterday we also managed to squeeze in a visit to #gagosianathens to see the #cytwombly show. I never read the blurbs before going so I was quite surprised to see these instead of amazing paintings. There was also a sculpture there, it looked like early #tatlin
This show is supposed to coincide with a Twombly show at the museum of cycladic art, which is juxtaposing his work with the works from the museum collection. I hope they have paintings there, cause these just look like sad instagram posts that would have 13 likes each? Very sad, very very sad. But maybe I'm just not #aesthetics enough to get it.
>> Το περίφημο «αγγείο François» είναι ένα μηνειώδες έργο, ένα ορόσημο της αρχαίας αττικής αλλά και εν γένει της ελληνικής κεραμεικής. Στην επιφάνειά του απεικονίζονται περισσότερες από 270 μορφές που ταυτίζονται με επιγραφές. Μυθολογικά επεισόδια με σχηματοποιημένα φυτά, ζώα και μυθικά όντα. Κατασκευάστηκε και φιλοτεχνήθηκε περί το 570 π.Χ. στην Αττική από τον αγγειοπλάστη Εργότιμο και τον αγγειογράφο Κλειτία.
>> The Francois vase is the earliest known Attic volute krater and is considered to be an exquisite and highly representative example of Greek pottery. Thrown by potter Ergotimos and painted by Kleitias in appr. 570-65 BC, this large and luxurious krater counts more than 270 figures and their identification. It features various mythological scenes, as well as stylized vegetal ornaments, animals, and imaginary creatures, such as griffins and sphinxes, depicted with remarkable spirit.
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via @voguemagazine - Artistic spaces should inspire creativity, rather than contain it. Here, #CyTwombly at work in his studio. Photographed by @Bruce_Weber, Vogue, September 1994.
I've been in the absolute weirdest mood all week and the image my mind returns to is this painting, #thesea by #cytwombly 🌊 I have no idea why. Being human is complex and sometimes exhausting, my dudes
American painter Cy Twombly in Rome. His brave work was unapologetically abstract in the 1950s, a time when free-form art was only beginning to gain legitimacy. Twombly's paintings are full of colorful gestures, text, smudges, drips, and marks, assembled in an imperfect but highly satisfying way.
Twombly's drawings and paintings speak to links between ancient mythology and contemporary society. His home in Rome, shot for Vogue in 1966 by Horst P. Horst, depicts this dual aesthetic with its classical sculpture, ornate traditional furniture, and intensely modern art. This home reflected the sort of layered personal style that cannot be imitated, only painstakingly composed by someone who loves each and every object.
We look at each other every day. It's up to us to cultivate a mind that doesn't antagonize, but finds comfort and inspiration in one another - whether it be in the fleeting glances or bared souls and eyes like sinkholes.
Varnish setting. Drying.
Fresson prints are something I have only briefly heard about and of course a replication can not do it justice, but seriously, is there anything Cy Twombly can not do? Possibly the most beautiful photographs ever because they are truely photographs, a study of light and a physical manifestation and record of time with the textural evidence of the physical processes involved 💆🏻(will photo-nerd out on occasion, sorry not sorry 🤓)|| photo via @utabarthstudio || #emdilloninspo
By far the most beautiful photographic prints I have ever seen. They are Fresson prints, a process invented and patented by a family in France. It is an old archival charcoal process that gives images the look like pastel chalk sitting on etching paper. These images were shot with a Polaroid camera in the 70's and slightly enlarged and printed at this small and unique studio. I saw them shown in NY in the late 90's and never could get the gorgeous tactile quality out of my mind. #fresson , #photographs , #tulips#cytwombly ,#unique photoprocess,#breathtakinglybeautiful ,#france , #polaroid#next