Cy Twombly (1928-2011) was an American artist known for his unique and expressive style that blended abstract expressionism with graffiti-like scribbles. Influenced by classical myths and poetry, his work reflects a lifelong consideration of the expressive possibilities of mark-making. He belonged to the generation of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns and is said to have influenced younger artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Twombly’s work has crossed some of the major issues of art in the twentieth century, including the dilemma of abstraction versus figuration and the role of writing in painting. His fearless approach to blending “high” and “low” art through his use of scribbled pencil, crayon, or daubed oil paint sets him apart from other artists.
After beginning his career in New York City in the 1950s alongside other famous names like Jasper Johns, Twombly later moved to Rome where he lived until his death in 2011. He continued creating works throughout his life that received recognition from all over with numerous exhibitions dedicated solely to them across european galleries including a retrospective exhibition on display at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.
In conclusion, Cy Twombly was a significant artist who contributed profoundly to modern art’s development through his unique approach towards it by blurring boundaries between different mediums while staying true to himself as an artist.
All Cy Twombly Artwork on Artchive
|Untitled||1970||Oil, House Paint, And Crayon On Canvas|
|Leda and the Swan||1962||Oil, pencil and Crayon on Canvas|
|Summer Madness||1990||Oil, gouache, pencil and Crayon on paper|
|Tiznit||1953||White lead, house paint, Crayon, and pencil on Canvas|
|Wilder Shores of Love||1984 - 1985||Oil, Crayon, and pencil on plywood|
|Free Wheeler||1955||House paint, Crayon, pencil and pastel on Canvas|
|The Four Seasons Summer||1993 - 1994||Synthetic polymer paint, oil, pencil and Crayon on Canvas|
|The Italians||1961||Oil, pencil, and Crayon on Canvas|
|Bay of Naples||1961||Oil, Crayon, and pencil on Canvas|