Day 330. Twombly Bird

25 Nov

Cy Twombly is one of my favorite artists. His work from the late 50’s until his death in 2011, was innovative, fresh and inspired. I love his colors and textures, but without question the one aspect of his art that I love the most is his unique mark-making. It’s almost like a form of writing that mysteriously appears on his colorful canvases. I asked myself, how would Twombly paint a bird if this were his blog. Today’s Bird-A-Day art is my best attempt at channeling Twombly. Enjoy.

4 Responses to “Day 330. Twombly Bird”

  1. mkdickerson November 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    So true. And the questions of what is art, will always be one of the biggest points of discussion as the art world keeps evolving. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. A.M.B. November 27, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    Well, at least Twombly’s work manages to elicit an emotional response from people. His exhibit isn’t boring–there’s often a lively discussion going on about whether it qualifies as art. We are lucky to be close to such a wonderful museum, which we visit often (and is one of my kids’ favorite places to go!).

  3. mkdickerson November 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Totally understand your thoughts about Twombly. He is one of those artist that people like or don’t like. As a guy who likes to draw, I admire the fluidity and grace for which he swirls and writes so easily. I have tried to do some of his work and realized just how difficult it really is to look so relax, playful and graceful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Luck you, living near a good art museum that has some Twombly in it’s collection.

  4. A.M.B. November 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    I love your Twombly-inspired bird, though I’ll admit that Twombly is not one of my favorite artists (and my husband gets grumpy whenever we pass by his work at our local art museum and just quipped in response to your praise of Twombly with, “What’s innovative about it? Children have been doing it for thousands of years.”). I guess we’re just in the category of people who don’t “get” it.

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