Cy Twombly, Treatise on the Veil, 1970

Essays by Michelle White, Isabelle Dervaux, and Sarah Rothenberg

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August 27, 2019
90 pages, 14 x 11
42 color illus., including 1 gatefold
ISBN: 9780300244571
Cloth over Board

Distributed for The Menil Collection

A breathtaking exploration of one of Twombly’s largest paintings, the second version of his Treatise on the Veil

One of the most important American postwar artists, Cy Twombly (1928–2011) engaged with mythological and poetic source material, setting him apart from other artists of his generation. In 1970, Twombly revisited his 1968 painting Treatise on the Veil and, in a short period of focused creativity, produced a painting—Treatise on the Veil (Second Version)—on a single, 33-foot canvas along with more than a dozen related drawings. 
 
This handsomely produced oversize book features three essays that examine these works in relation to Twombly’s oeuvre, contemporaneous explorations of time, the Orpheus myth, and a musical composition that Twombly cited as an influence. Large images and details bring us in close to Twombly’s magnificent meditation on time and space.

Michelle White is senior curator at the Menil Collection, Houston. Isabelle Dervaux is the Acquavella Curator and Department Head of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York. Sarah Rothenberg is a pianist specializing in French modern music and artistic director of Da Camera, Houston.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Vija Celmins
Television and Disaster, 1964-1966

Franklin Sirmans and Michelle White

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Richard Serra Drawing
A Retrospective

Edited by Gary Garrels, Bernice Rose, and Michelle White; W

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Lee Bontecou
Drawn Worlds

Michelle White; With contributions by Dore Ashton and Joan

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Barnett Newman
The Late Work, 1965–1970<br>

Bradford A.

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As Essential as Dreams
Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither

Michelle White; With contributions by Lynne Adele, Brooke D

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Mona Hatoum
Terra Infirma

Michelle White; With contributions by Anna C.

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