Cy Twombly's Sculptures

Lynessa Yang

Poets and authors of ancient mythological literature constantly reinforce the theme of death in their contents and messages. As an artist who filled his art with mythopoetic references more than most of his peers, Cy Twombly frequently used such themes of death, eternity, remembrance, and rebirth in his practice. My thesis focuses on three Cy Twombly sculptures and explores their interpretations, formal development, and the artist's relation with them.

Department:

Art History

Mentor(s):

Jeannine Keefer, Megan Driscoll