Cy Twombly

Born Edwin Parker Twombly Jr. on 25 April 1928 in Lexington, Virginia, Cy Twombly was a North American photographer, sculptor, and most famously, painter. He is often considered to belong to the generation of sculptors like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Most of his sculptures, paintings, and artworks played a significant role in inspiring younger artists like Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente and Anselm Kiefer.

Twombly stayed much of his career life in Italy, exploring his interests in ancient Rome and Greece. He typically references mythological and historical figures in his paintings, while others feature bits of classic poetry. His artworks are part of permanent collections at the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. He passed away in July 2011 in Rome, Italy.

What makes Cy Twombly’s Louvre ceiling painting so special?

If you ever find yourself in Paris, Cy Twombly’s mural in Louvre is well worth visiting. Cy Twombly was remarkable in every way, having created a lasting legacy with his works, including sculptures, paintings, drawings, and photography. He was one of the key figures in 20th-century art. In his works, he combined painting and drawing …

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