Sarah Kirk Hanley looks at painter Cy Twombly's activity as a printmaker. Hanley's post includes links to most of Twombly's major suites of prints.
She writes: "Though printmaking has been an important means of expression for many artists of his generation, it was a brief endeavor for Twombly... That said, he worked in nearly all traditional printmaking techniques... including line etching, mezzotint, aquatint, lithography, and screenprinting... Many of them were issued as portfolios, in keeping with his mode of painting and drawing in cycles."
In his detailed review Foster writes that although "The show is not without its faults ... there are some unlikely and provocative juxtapositions that, on reflection, are remarkably effective. The pairing of Poussin's preparatory study for Joshua's Victory over the Amonites - a dense and chaotic tangle of surging bodies - with two of Twombly's untitled pieces of frenzied, illegible scrawl, works to bring out the frantic energy of the former, and emphasises the senselessness and violence in the latter.
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