I know I am not an artist who works in paint. However, art inspires me like nothing else can. I would happily spend hours in a museum looking- thinking- experiencing. Art can do that. It speaks no language and every language all at once. But you aren’t here to listen to my diatribe about what art means to me!
I have a feeling I won’t be the only one writing about Cy Twombly today. After all he was an artist, who for the past 60 years was a major player in the art world. He passed away Tuesday at the age of 83. And while he had both fans and critics, there is no question that his work was provoking.
Twombly was a bit of a dichotomy (what great artist isn’t?!). Twombly once said, “My line is childlike but not childish. It is very difficult to fake… to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child’s line. It has to be felt.” Twombly also drew influence from poetry, antiquity and indigenous cultures. It was this combination that took Twombly’s artwork from rudimentary to inspirational.
But enough talk. Here are some of his pieces….
All images via the Gagosian. For additional information click on the image.