Thursday, May 29, 2008

Artist of the Day: Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud is an American painter best known for his paintings of cakes, pastries, lipsticks, candy, and other objects of mass culture. Though he technically precedes Pop Art, his works are often associated with the movement because of the common objects and the style in which he painted. I was recently introduced to his stuff and I fell in love because of his use of exaggerated colors and the whimsical nature of his work. Plus anyone who can make art out of cakes and candy and pies is a winner to me. The above work, titled Cakes (1963), is one of my favorites of his. Yumm!

If you want to read more about the artist, here are 10 things about Thiebaud for your reading pleasure.


Ginny said...

Yum, those cakes look delish!

sang said...

we should have a cake contest