‘Divine Dialogues’ at Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

2 June 2017
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Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens presents “Divine Dialogues” through September 3, 2017.

The exhibition brings together 27 works by Cy Twombly (1928-2011) inspired by Greek mythology and his close ties with Greece, alongside 12 ancient artworks, initiating a unique dialogue between ancient Greek and contemporary art. American painter, sculptor and photographer Cy Twombly‘s fascination with Greece is well known, as since 1950,

Greek mythology has been an important part of his artistic practice. His artworks- both drawings and sculptures- often included the Olympian gods as subjects, as major figures of Aphrodite, Apollo and Dionysus, to Nike, Pan or Aristaeus have appeared in his works. A very important piece – the famous François Vase, also known as the Kleitias and Ergotimos Krater, a milestone in the development of ancient Greek pottery and vase painting, is on view at the exhibition. The vase is on view first time out of Italy, from the Archaeological Museum of Florence and deemed extremely unique and illustrative of Greek mythology and the code of Archaic Greek art.

The exhibition is on view at Museum of Cycladic Art, Neofitou Douka 4, Athina 106 74, Greece.

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