Cy Twombly - Quotes

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Once I said to my mother: 'You would be happy if I just kept well-dressed and had good manners,' and she said: 'What else is there?' ---->>>

I hate roses. Don't you? It's all right if you can hide them in a cutting garden, but I think a rose garden is the height of ick. ---->>>

The Mediterranean is always just white, white, white. ---->>>

To my mind, one does not put oneself in place of the past; one only adds a new link. ---->>>

I have my pace and way of living, and I'm not looking for something. ---->>>

I swear if I had to do this over again, I would just do the paintings and never show them. ---->>>

Graffiti is usually a protest - ink on walls - or has a reason for being naughty or aggressive. ---->>>

It's absurd to talk about paintings that you haven't finished. ---->>>

Graffiti is linear, and it's done with a pencil, and it's like writing on walls. ---->>>

I would've liked to have been Poussin, if I'd had a choice, in another time. ---->>>

My parents were from New England. It's very funny, but when I grew up, you always had to say, 'Yes, ma'am' and 'Yes, sir.' ---->>>

I look at a lot of artists. I'm inspired by - I suppose I shouldn't say 'inspired,' but it's not really influenced. I am inspired. Art comes from art. ---->>>

I don't work 9 to 5. ---->>>

I used to change things in my early paintings to get the nuance or feeling I wanted, but now I plan everything in my head before I do it. ---->>>

I was brought up to think you don't talk about yourself. ---->>>

I work in an impatient way. ---->>>

I'm not an abstractionist completely. ---->>>

Virginia is a good start for Italy. ---->>>

White paint is my marble. ---->>>

I love my sculptures, and I was lucky I had them for 50 years because no one would look at them, and I really liked having them around. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-25, 1928
Birthplace: Lexington, Virginia, United States
Die: 07-05, 2001
Occupation: Artist
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Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly Jr. (/saɪ ˈtwɒmbli/; April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) was an American painter, sculptor and photographer. He belonged to the generation of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns but chose to live in Italy after 1957. His paintings are predominantly large-scale, freely-scribbled, calligraphic and graffiti-like works on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors (wikipedia)