Untitled (1970) by Cy Twombly

Untitled - Cy Twombly - 1970

Artwork Information

ArtistCy Twombly
MediumOil, House Paint, And Crayon On Canvas

About Untitled

Cy Twombly, an American painter, sculptor, and photographer, created Untitled in 1970. The artwork is an offset lithograph printed in black and gray, signed by the artist. Twombly’s work is known for its large paintings with scribbled marks, calligraphic or graffiti-like words, letters, numbers, and references to Classical culture. He sought inspiration from ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian cultures throughout his career.

In the mid-1960s Twombly began painting minimalist ‘blackboard paintings’, which focused on the gesture of painting while also depicting repeating rows of white circular lines. These works were stylistically different from his earlier pieces that had been packed with busy marks. Despite this difference in style over time it is typical of Cy Twombly’s varied approach to painting.

The Cy Twombly Foundation was established in 2005 as a private non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering the study and preservation of the artist’s work and legacy. Through this foundation many have had opportunity to discover further insights into his art-form as well scholarship opportunities for those seeking further research opportunities into cultre.

Overall when analyzing Untitled alongside other works from his oeuvre there are interesting connections/themes that can be identified— abstractions not devoid of relationships to story-telling or historical context provided through language/image relations etc..

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