Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cy Twombly, Barbara Crawford and the Ceiling of the Louvre


VCCA Fellow and painter Barbara Crawford has been working with renowned artist Cy Twombly to oversee and facilitate his commission to paint the ceiling of the Salle des Bronzes in the Louvre in Paris. She mixed the colors, worked on the maquette, provided oversight of the work and did some of the actual painting herself. Twombly is one of the few artists and the only American in history to be asked to do a permanent installation in the Louvre. Twombly, of course, serves on our advisory board. We are thrilled to have a VCCA connection to this historic international art event. The ceiling will be officially unveiled on March 23, 2010. VCCA Board members Tina Walls and Pinkney Herbert will be there representing the VCCA, along with Program Director Craig Pleasants. You can read more about this project at http://www.theamericanscholar.org/a-twombly-ceiling/

1 comment:

Leah Sidwell said...

I went to her lecture - it was fabulous! Here are the photos I took at the open house for Barbara Crawford at W&L.

http://sidwelldesign.posterous.com/barbara-crawford-louvre-love