10 Cy Twombly Paintings That Made Scribbles Beautiful (PHOTOS)

Sheri Reed
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If you have never seen a Cy Twombly exhibit, run, don't walk to the next showing. His extra-large abstract paintings -- so raw, usually sparse and spontaneous, and often marked in "scribbles" and words -- are exquisite. I had the pleasure of seeing his The Natural World exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago in the summer of 2009 (here's my favorite painting). It totally blew my mind. Thick colorful paint swirled into florals on gigantic canvases.

I loved him because he made those scribbles beautiful. He dabbled in sculpture and photography. He made poetry into visual art. Sometimes he even used crayon in his work. It seems he could find the artful in everything, and his vision was unruly and stammering.

Here are several glimpses of Cy Twombly's work for your viewing pleasure.

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly painting

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly died in Rome on Tuesday at age 83. RIP, Cy.

What do you think of Cy Twombly's work?

 

Images via tomislavmedak, cosmicautumn, Bob Doran, Bob Doran, Bob Doran/Flickr

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