The art world is mourning the death of American painter Cy Twombly.
The artist has died at the age of 83 in Rome.
Twombly was renowned for his large paintings that went against the trends of the day.
He built up a global reputation, even though his abstract work divided the art critics.
Among the many tributes flooding in for the artist, the Gagosian Gallery, which represented him, said: “The art world has lost a true genius and a completely original talent. We will not soon see a talent of such amazing scope and intensity.”
Less than two months ago, one of his paintings sold for 10.5 million euros at Christies in New York.
Twombly settled in Italy in the 1950s, and it is reported that he wanted to be buried in Rome.