Cy Twombly painted Volubilus in the summer of 1953. He had recently returned to New York from a trip to Italy and Morocco with Robert Rauschenberg, where they visited newly-discovered Roman ruins. In this noontime talk, Assistant Curator Natalie Dupêcher will discuss that formative experience, in particular how archaeology is a key concept in Twombly’s art and relates to his understanding of art history.
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