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Twombly

Cy Twombly - Calendar

56 pages 
21 × 27 cm 
Hardback bound book, limited edition with 1,000 numbered copies. 
Text by Jonas Storsve 
Languages: French / English 
Published: 2016 
ISBN 978-2-37372-023-5


The Shepheardes Calender is Edmund Spenser's first major poetic work written around 1579, which presents  12 eclogues inspired by Virgil's Bucolics . The theme of each varies depending on the month. Cy  Twombly replaced each eclogue of the poet with one of his drawings conceived as an echo of  pastoral poems. This book highlights the importance that Cy Twombly gave to the cycles and series in which  he reinvents, in his own way, the great history painting.