Cy Twombly

(Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly Jr.)

Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly
  • Born: April 25, 1928
  • Died: July 5, 2011
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Artist

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Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly Jr. was an American painter, sculptor and photographer. He belonged to the generation of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

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Graffiti is linear, and it's done with a pencil, and it's like writing on walls.
Graffiti is usually a protest - ink on walls - or has a reason for being naughty or aggressive.
I don't work 9 to 5. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I hate roses. Don't you? It's all right if you can hide them in a cutting garden, but I think a rose garden is the height of ick.
I have my pace and way of living, and I'm not looking for something.
I look at a lot of artists. I'm inspired by - I suppose I shouldn't say 'inspired,' but it's not really influenced. I am inspired. Art comes from art. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I love my sculptures, and I was lucky I had them for 50 years because no one would look at them, and I really liked having them around. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I swear if I had to do this over again, I would just do the paintings and never show them.
I used to change things in my early paintings to get the nuance or feeling I wanted, but now I plan everything in my head before I do it.
I was brought up to think you don't talk about yourself.
I work in an impatient way. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I would've liked to have been Poussin, if I'd had a choice, in another time. Time
I'm not an abstractionist completely.
It's absurd to talk about paintings that you haven't finished.
My parents were from New England. It's very funny, but when I grew up, you always had to say, 'Yes, ma'am' and 'Yes, sir.' Humor
Once I said to my mother: 'You would be happy if I just kept well-dressed and had good manners,' and she said: 'What else is there?'
The Mediterranean is always just white, white, white.
To my mind, one does not put oneself in place of the past; one only adds a new link.
Virginia is a good start for Italy.
White paint is my marble.

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