Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Art news: Cy Twombly dies

Posted By on Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Mysterious and somewhat reclusive art world giant Cy Twombly died today at 83. Twombly was known for his spare, scratchy paintings that stumped many viewers and even those well-versed in fine art.

Twombly, who was battling cancer, lived in Italy since the 1950s.
  • Twombly, who was battling cancer, lived in Italy since the 1950s.

In today's New York Times, writer Randy Kennedy notes that the art world was always a bit perplexed by Twombly's strange work:

The curator Kirk Varnedoe, on the occasion of a 1994 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, wrote that his work was “influential among artists, discomfiting to many critics and truculently difficult not just for a broad public, but for sophisticated initiates of postwar art as well.”

That aside, though, the artist has made a permanent mark on art history, grouped with names such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

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