Cy Twombly Biography and Artwork

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

Artwork Name Year Medium
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
Untitled 1961 Crayon,oil,pencil,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
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