I was saddened to learn of the death last week of one of my favorite visual artists, Cy Twombly. Please note that I am in no way a art historian, and therefore will not attempt to speak with any kind of academic authority, but I am a great lover of painting, and a great admirer of Mr. Twombly's work.I have purposely avoided the analytical chatter that has been all over the Internet this week; his work is important because.....the historical relevance of his work is......what he's trying to say is.....blah, blah, and more blah.
What I know is that Cy Twombly's paintings illicit a deep emotional response in me - it's almost a Alice in Wonderland effect, I fall in and just keep falling. I love his frequent use of pink, a favorite of mine, and his child(ish) like squiggles.
he speaks to me.
Mr. Cy Twombly for making the world a more beautiful place.