Cy Twombly has been one of my fav artists for a long time. He was process oriented and unexpected. Cy was an American painter around the same time as Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. That crazy bunch. He lived in Italy - I don't blame him :). There is a most beautiful space filled with his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. And of course tons on the internet.
I had a little fun with this piece and did a color palette in PicMonkey.
There are many more colors in this painting made by the colors running together and mingling on the canvas: drooling. This is the joy of mixing colors. That's my bag (or jam as the kids say). His work was not all about color. Sometimes it was about pattern, scrawling pencil words, collaging. He was always about emotion.
So often we don't need to be able to verbalize what an artwork is about. Art sometimes tells a literal story that we can read into. Sometimes it is what it is and doesn't need to be explained. For whatever reason at all, you can simply love it.
Here is a wonderful 5 minute video of John Waters talking about Cy Twombly. The Audacity of Cy Twombly. Of course I love it. Three cheers for Barbara for sending it my way. Thank you.