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Homage to Wayne Thiebaud.

Wayne Thiebaud (born November 15, 1920) is an American painter whose most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots, toilets, toys and lipsticks. He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.

This homage to Wayne Thiebaud is an obvious choice for me. First, I have always loved his work and because of his influence, I canít look into a pie case or cake display or in this case a grouping of candy apples without thinking of his early works. His thick application of paint and use of color and texture somehow magically turns paint into a sensuous and almost edible commodity. There is a lush look to his paintings and many of the early ones feel as if the forms themselves are oozing or squeezing the paint and color that appear at the edges of the forms. The paintings are lush and inviting, and for anyone who likes sweets and treats, they are visually irresistible. However, he has not remained a one trick pony. His later works, which continue on, are wonderful crazy birds eye views of his native California landscapes. (He and his family moved from Arizona to Cal. when he was 6 mos. old) The uses of shifting perspectives are mind boggling to behold, as is his color and total design. I hope you look and enjoy his work as much as I do. He has been and still continues to be a feast to the eye.

Later work

Yesterdays image is of an aluminum cover from an engine, which I photographed at a metal recycling plant. It was just about ready to be put into the smelter to be melted into an ingot.

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lou_rozensteins02-May-2011 07:39
Certainly is bright and inviting, but I feel my cholesterol soar!!! I am familiar with this artist, and love his work too.
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