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Cy Twombly (1928–2011) was an influential American painter, sculptor, and photographer known for his distinctive and poetic abstract works. Twombly studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and later at the Art Students League in New York. A contemporary of artists like Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, Twombly emerged in the 1950s as a key figure in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to the more conceptual and emotionally charged movements that followed. His art often blended elements of calligraphy, graffiti, and classical mythology, showcasing a deeply personal and expressive approach to mark-making. Twombly's signature style involved the use of scribbles, doodles, and gestural marks, creating complex compositions that conveyed a sense of spontaneity and intellectual depth.


Cy Twombly's works have been prominently featured in major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern in London, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, the Musée du Louvre, and the National Gallery of Art. Cy Twombly's ability to merge classical influences with contemporary abstraction, coupled with his unique visual language, has left an indelible mark on the trajectory of modern and contemporary art.

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