26 March 2010

Golden Lion

Cy Twombly, American painter, is the first living artist whose work adorns the ceiling of the Louvre since Georges Braque had the honor in 1953. Mr. Twombly punctuates his melange of moons and shields in orbit, set against a Giotto-blue night sky, with the names of seven Greek artists of antiquity, whose work is represented in the Salle des Bronzes. Mr. Twombly, 80, knows we are new beings born of old matter.

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