Thursday, January 18, 2007

Pop Art Blogging: Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud (1920- ) is an American Pop painter. He is most famous within that movement for his depiction of mass produced objects on assembly lines. He began executing such works in the 1950s, and rose to fame in the 1960s after Pop emerged as a distinctive movement. Thiebaud finds beauty in the everyday, especially the endless variety of everything present in an industrial, commercial age.

Cakes (1963) at the National Gallery of Art.

Lipstick Row (1970) at the Mary Ryan Gallery.

Gumball Machine (1971) at Craig F. Starr Associates. I especially like Thiebaud's careful creation of shading through straight lines.

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