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Cy Twombly

An elegant collection of scratches

Edwin Parker “Cy” Twombly Jr.
(1928-2011)
American // Painter, Sculptor and Photographer
Abstract Expressionism

Ive been examining Cy Twombly’s work for a project I’m doing at my work. I hadn’t heard of him before and after spending a bit of time getting to know his work – I must say I’m a fan. I think Elusive Muse put it best when describing his style

“Although at first glance the graffiti-like scribbles and scratches of Cy Twombly‘s work might resemble art made by a naughty child of Jackson Pollock, it is nothing of the kind: it is the work of an erudite, sophisticated, and emotional painter.”

TWOMBLY - School of Athens [Second version] (1964, Roma)

All art images taken from Cy Twombly. Interior image from www.o32c.com

“Graffiti is linear and it’s done with a pencil, and it’s like writing on walls. But in my paintings it’s more lyrical.”

― Cy Twombly

4 Comments
  • sara
    January 22, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Interesting. Why? I mean, I studied him at art school. Seen much of his work in person. I have many instructors who think a lot of him. Never got a why. Historically, technically, or otherwise. So, I must ask, why?

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  • Brian Kasstle
    February 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Twombly is one of Orly’s favorites. She introduced me to his works. You will see some on your trip out here Thomas. I will tell you a funny story about looking at his work. I was amazed at seeing it for the first time. I stood on the line to keep people away and I LEANED over to look closely at it. The security guy came over and was whispering to me “please step back” like a million times and I did not realize what he was saying. A friend had to repeat it for him. His work is amazing and very large scale. He used his whole body to do artwork. It is amazing.

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