CV114 - Traces of Virgil as a Chalk Giant — James D. Campbell
Ciel variable 114 - Masses | Monuments (Winter 2020)
Actualité | Readings (Individual article, digital version)
Traces of Virgil as a Chalk Giant
Ewa Monika Zebrowski’s Meditations on Cy Twombly
By James D. Campbell
Since 2014, noted Canadian artist Ewa Monika Zebrowski has been exploring the universe of artist Cy Twombly on both sides of the Atlantic. For those of us who were seduced by Zebrowski’s early Venetian photographs in homage to now-deceased poet Joseph Brodsky, her Twombly studies offer similar sustenance for eye and mind.1 Zebrowski once said that Brodsky’s writing was a catalyst for exploring, in the medium of photography, her own reflections on memory and personal history. So, too, her Twombly images and poems arise from autobiographical incidents and conjure a worthy scaffolding from which we can better appreciate his eloquent gestural high-wire acts of chalkboard-like scratching, chromatic smearing, and pigment clotting...
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Bibliographical ReferenceJames D. Campbell, « Traces of Virgil as a Chalk Giant: Ewa Monika Zebrowski’s Meditations on Cy Twombly », Ciel variable, no 114, Montréal, 2020, p. 104-106.