Celebrating Cy Twombly
“I would’ve liked to have been Poussin, if I’d had a choice, in another time.” - Cy Twombly
Happy birthday Cy Twombly! The artist, who belonged to the Post-Abstract Expressionist generation, was born on this day in 1928 in Lexington, VA.
Twombly’s early works draw on a gestural abstraction, similar to the work of Franz Kline (American, 1910–1962), but he quickly developed a personal Graffiti-like style, laden with references to literature. For many years, Twombly was better known in Europe than in the United States, but today he is recognized worldwide as one of the most inventive painters of his generation.
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