Description from the Publisher
This book was published in 2007 on the occasion of the exhibition Cy Twombly. Blooming, A Scattering of Blossoms and Other Things at Collection Lambert, Avignon.
Cy Twombly produced a whole exhibition specially for Avignon, naturally working with the special light of Provence, but also taking into account the constraints of the building, the classic design of the entrance to the house, the large French windows letting in the summer sunshine, and the typically neo-classical symmetry of the ground floor rooms leading off left and right in sequence.
The choice of theme could hardly be more joyful, like a musical symphony with a ‘score’ made up of sometimes vivid and powerful, sometimes garish and brash colours, completely free from painterly convention, as reflected in the title ‘Blooming: A Scattering of Blossoms & Other Things', a reference to the blooming and scattering of life itself.
Cy Twombly. Blooming, A Scattering of Blossoms and Other Things. Text by Éric Mézil.
Éditions Gallimard, Collection Lambert. 2007. 193 pages, fully illustrated. French / English edition.