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Cy Twombly, the Natural World, and the "Nature" of Sculpture

In his sculptures, Cy Twombly plies the diverse but confluent materials of found-object assemblage, plaster, paint, poetry, as well as traditional bronze casting. His constructions are simultaneously literal and abstract, material and metaphorical, difficult and affective.

Kate Nesin, a doctoral candidate at Princeton University, explored how Twombly has pursued a rich sculptural practice for decades alongside his better-known painting production.


Recorded Thursday, September 10, 2009 at The Art Institute of Chicago-Fullerton Hall.

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