"Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil"

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Twombly (1928–2011) famously elevated scribbles, doodles and scratches to high art, but his abstract paintings were always rife with allusions to antiquity and classical mythology—due in no small measure to the fact that this Virginia native lived his whole life in Rome. The epic Treatise on the Veil (Second Version) was executed there in 1970, but because of its enormous size—it measures 33 feet across—it's rarely on display. The piece, on loan from the Menil Collection in Houston, TX, makes an unusual public appearance here along with its related drawings.
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