Cy Twombly Quotes

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  • I listed to Tchaikovsky. He is both kitsch and profound. I love that lack of "Good taste."

    "Kitsch art: love it or loathe it?" by Jonathan Jones, January 28, 2013.
  • And we who have always thought of happiness climbing, would feel the emotion that almost startles when happiness falls.

    Fall   Climbing   Emotion  
    Cy Twombly, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (1987). “Cy Twombly: Bilder, Arbeiten auf Papier, Skulpturen”
  • When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time.

    "'I work in waves'". Interview With Nicholas Serota, June 3, 2008.
  • Every line is the actual experience with its own unique story.

    Unique   Stories   Lines  
  • It's instinctive in a certain kind of painting...It's like a nervous system. It's not described, it's happening. The feeling is going on with the task. The line is the feeling, from a soft thing, a dreamy thing, to something hard, something arid, something lonely, something ending, something beginning.

    Lonely   Feelings   Lines  
  • 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.

    Taken   Liberty   Done  
    "I work in waves". Interview with Nicholas Serota, June 3, 2008.
  • I hate roses. Don't you? It's all right if you can hide them in a cutting garden, but I think a rose garden is the height of ick.

    Hate   Cutting   Garden  
  • I never really separated painting and literature.

  • 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.

    Wall   Writing   Graffiti  
    "'I work in waves'". Interview With Nicholas Serota, June 3, 2008.
  • I love my sculptures, and I was lucky I had them for 50 years because no one would look at them and I really liked having them around.

    Years   Lucky   Looks  
  • 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?

    "What Makes art, Art?" by Amber Kane, July 13, 2016.
  • Paint is something that I use with my hands and do all those tactile things. I really don't like oil because you can't get back into it, or you make a mess. It's not my favourite thing - pencil is more my medium than wet paint.

    Hands   Oil   Use  
    "I work in waves". Interview with Nicholas Serota, June 3, 2008.
  • I would’ve liked to have been Poussin, if I’d had a choice, in another time.

    "Cy Twombly and Nicolas Poussin: the odd couple" by Julian Bell, July 8, 2011.
  • I had my freedom and that was nice.

    "I work in waves". Interview with Nicholas Serota, June 3, 2008.
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