"'Twombly's paintings are florid, romantic and ornately overstated; they are baroque, decadent concoctions; they are the paintings Edgar Allan Poe's Roderick Usher might have done; they are sensuous flowers of the south; they are seriously unedifying, poisonous vintages. They are letters to history from the heart of a corrupt empire' - Jonathan Jones, The Guardian"
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About the Author
Richard Leeman is a professor of Art History at Bordeaux University. After completing his doctorate thesis on Cy Twombly, he has contributed to a book on the history of visual art published in French and to the launch of the first issue of the new art history journal 20/21e siècles. He was head of research and subsequently scientific advisor for Vektor, a European project that fosters the exchange of information in the field of contemporary art.