Cy Twombly Quotes

“I love my sculptures, and I was lucky I had them for fifty years because no one would look at them, and I really liked having them around.”

Cy Twombly Quotes“My line is childlike but not childish. It is very difficult to fake.. to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child’s line. It has to be felt.”

“I would have liked to be an architect but I’m not good at mathematics, so I don’t have the proper background.”

“I work in waves, because I’m impatient. Because of a certain physicality, of lack of breath from standing. It has to be done and I do take liberties I wouldn’t have taken before.”

“Landscape is one of my favourite things in the world. Any kind of landscape stimulates me.”

Cy Twombly Quotes“Graffiti is linear and it’s done with a pencil, and it’s like writing on walls. But in my paintings it’s more lyrical.”

“I never really separated painting and literature because I’ve always used reference.”

“I was always doing my own things. I always wondered why there are books, with photographs of all the artists of that period, and I was only in one! I thought: where was I? But I never was there. I was somewhere else.”

“When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time.”

Cy Twombly Quotes“I think space is for paintings, for looking at paintings. Paintings ‘hold’ in that kind of rectilinear space, which contains the energy of the works, more than curved walls with this up here and that down there.”

“I would’ve liked to have been Poussin, if I’d had a choice, in another time.”

“I sit for two or three hours and then in 15 minutes I can do a painting, but that’s part of it. You have to get ready and decide to jump up and do it; you build yourself up psychologically, and so painting has no time for brush. Brush is boring, you give it and all of a sudden it’s dry, you have to go. Before you cut the thought, you know?.”

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