Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly is coming to town and I have been reading some of the reviews, they do not make pleasant reading. Not for the squeamish. I had no idea his work was so feral. There I am thinking it was all about beautiful textures, marrying with text and colour and in fact its all about bums, breasts, sweat, faeces, sperm, saliva and thick scabs! Seriously, am I missing something here? Why does art have to be so over evaluated? Can’t we just enjoy the visual image, just occasionally? I’m with Ellsworth Kelly on this one, who said “I want my paintings to be headless. Not thought, but felt” Three cheers and a gold star for him, because these reviews have really left a sour taste in my mouth, and no before you ask it’s is not ….
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jo said...

i do like art history and art appreciation, but lately more often than not, the first thing that comes to my mind is a big fat, red and bolded "WTF" when i read the commentary and all, haha.

materfamilias said...

I just tagged you for a new meme -- hope you don't mind, and only do it if it's fun. (I had a great time with it and it's very quick)

La Belette Rouge said...

As you know, I love Cy. So, I will not be reading the reviews. Nope. I am just going to keep on loving him.