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Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam


This revelatory publication provides a comprehensive and multifaceted account of Cy Twombly's masterpiece Fifty Days at Iliam (1978), a series of ten paintings based on Alexander Pope's 18th-century translation of Homer's Iliad. Essays by a team of both art historians and scholars of Greco-Roman studies explore topics including the paintings' literary and cultural references to antiquity and Twombly's broader engagement with the theme of the Trojan War, which first appeared in his work in the early 1960s and was a subject ...

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Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam
2018, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300233124


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