a tale of a few cities

Today I’d Prefer a Twombly

Posted in Art, Painting by petercombe on April 11, 2010

In late March, the Musée du Louvre introduced its newest acquisition, a 3,750-square-foot ceiling painting created by Cy Twombly to hang in the Salle de Bronzes.

To get to it, you work your way through the crowds to the Sully wing, climb two flights of royal stairs and hang your first right, where you will find a room that doesn’t look like anything else in the museum: the ceiling is a monumental wash of a blue the color of the Aegean, so vivid it seems as if it’s lit by the Mediterranean sun. You can almost hear the sea.

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I’d Prefer an Emin to a Twombly Any Day

Posted in Painting by petercombe on April 5, 2010

Tracey Emin, Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made (detail), 1996
Installation details of 2 paintings from a total of 97 works.

☞  EMIN


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