He’s best known for his chalk paintings, but in his later work Cy Twombly created intimate, saturated, blurred views of flowers and everyday objects. Tulips were his favorites.
He died in 2011 and would have been 85 today, April 25.
Tulips III no. 2, negative 1985; print 1993, Cy Twombly. Carbon print. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © Nicola Del Roscio Foundation