Art - Artists - Cy Twombly
Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly, Jr. (April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) was an American artist well known for his large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic-style graffiti paintings, on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors. He exhibited his paintings worldwide. Twombly's paintings blur the line between drawing and painting. Many of his best-known paintings of the late 1960s are reminiscent of a school blackboard on which someone has practiced cursive "e"s.
Untitled - Cy Twombly, 1951
Cy Twombly. Even though much of Twombly's scribblings are indistinguishable from those of small children, I love 'em. His use of colour, the composition and balance, and the excitement and sheer exuberance -even in his most subtle paintings- is so pleasing to me, and so new. I especially like Twombly's earlier works from the 1950's to the early 1970's. -G.P.
cy twombly / untitled / 1968 / oil, crayon and pencil on canvas