Artist Profile: Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly Autonno

Quattro Stagioni: Autunno (1993-5)  Cy Twombly  

Influenced this week by the American Artist Cy Twombly . There are many things to be said about Twombly and his extensive work, writing, and influence. Though, we wanted to note here something extraordinary about his life and that is the amount he travelled throughout this incredible world of ours and the criticism he received in all the Autumns in his life. He worked and was influenced from the Sudan to the shores of Florida's Atlantic. His travels would have taken him into many aspects of Autumn and all the different ways in which it is experienced and felt throughout the continents near and far. His travel through educational aptitude, privilege and personal choice combined to influence his work and perception. Though sometimes criticized early on for his *abstract expressionism...his work is undeniably genius in his own right and influential beyond borders. 

Cy Twombly Egypt 1962

Be genius beyond borders today and tomorrow. Let us inspire you with blooms from near and far this Autumn. 

Xo Teresa 


*"This is just scribbles – my kid could do it".

"One could say that any child could make a drawing like Twombly only in the sense that any fool with a hammer could fragment sculptures as Rodin did, or any house painter could spatter paint as well as Pollock. In none of these cases would it be true. In each case the art lies not so much in the finesse of the individual mark, but in the orchestration of a previously uncodified set of personal "rules" about where to act and where not, how far to go and when to stop, in such a way as the cumulative courtship of seeming chaos defines an original, hybrid kind of order, which in turn illuminates a complex sense of human experience not voiced or left marginal in previous art."[26]

Together with Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, Twombly is regarded as the most important representative of a generation of artists who distanced themselves from Abstract Expressionism.[27]

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