CY TWOMBLY 1928 -2011

 The death of the American painter Cy Twombly, at the age of 83, has ended one of the most distinguished artistic careers of the last half-century. Like a latter-day Ingres, he was an expatriate who lived in Italy, fascinated by the country's cultural heritage.Twombly's response to this stimulus was, however, anything but academic, as he expressed himself with a radical language of highly coloured stains and energetic brushwork. His success resulted from the combination of this exciting style with a subtle, original intellect, great self-belief and a measure of charm and good fortune. [more here]