Cy Twombly (1928-2011) — a celebrated painter and sculptor, but photographer as well — was American-born and educated, yet affectionately bound to European culture and sensibility. Inspired by Greek mythology and Mediterranean history, his work is rooted in the link between the past and present. While his musings on the past is at times blatant, like the litany of Greek figures ("Apollo Musagetes Phoebus Smintheus Agyieus Platanistius") scrawled on canvas, his reverence for history is more subtle in his photographic work.
The photographs, although chiefly serving as ideas and models for paintings or sculptures, reflect his thoughts on the past and the complex beauty of antiquity, in their own right. The photographs — soft, ethereal, colorful celebrations of fleeting moments — are inherently poetic. The photographs here make it clear how photography informed Twombly's successful career. We invite you to take time and pleasure in what you find in them.
— Catherine Rierson
Photos courtesy of The Lambert Collection in Avignon, France.
Photographercreates highly detailed large-scale views of high-rise structures that are homes to millions in modern Hong Kong.
While these double exposure photographs depend on careful preparation and pre-visualization, the final results take off into the land of pure fantasy and imagination.
Celebrating the strength and power of femininity through a series of intimate natural photographs of daily moments.
re-photographed x-rays of art objects from antiquity. Since x-rays map both the inner and outer surfaces of a subject, these mysterious images offer yet another dimension with which to appreciate ancient objects and the artists who made them — hinting at the continuous presence of the past contained within all things.