16 October 2014 - 27 June 2015
The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) presents a major installation of sculpture, drawing, and experimental photography by acclaimed modernist Medardo Rosso, revealing the masterful range of an artist known chiefly for his three-dimensional work. Anchored by a major loan from the Museo Medardo Rosso in Barzio, Italy, the presentation explores the broad range of materials—from gesso, wax, and bronze, to photography and drawing—in which Rosso worked. The installation marks the first time that a comprehensive group of drawings by Rosso will be on view together. “Medardo Rosso” is the second presentation mounted by the foundation. In tandem with the Rosso, CIMA presents two works by the American artist Cy Twombly, including the painting Untitled (New York City), 1956, and the work-on-paper diptych Idilion, 1976. Born in the U.S., Twombly spent much of his life in Rome and frequently drew inspiration from classical mythology and the Italian Renaissance. His paintings and drawings often feature large-scale, freely made, calligraphic marks—emotive gestures that fosters a dynamic dialogue when presented alongside the drawings of Rosso.
With the patrocinio of the Italian Cultural Institute in New York