Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wayne Thiebaud

I drove out to Palm Springs this weekend to check out the Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

I love Wayne Thiebaud's paintings -- his use of color, his every-day subject matter, his painterly approach, his creative use of perspective -- it all just leaves me enthralled. And he is still painting at 89 years old.

The museum did not allow photographs to be taken of his work (this is typical), so these are the best images I could find of some of the works I liked the most.

Wayne Thiebaud, Dark Candy Apples, 1983, Oil on board, 11-5/8" x 13"

Wayne Thiebaud, Ocean City, 2006-2007, Oil on canvas, 48" x 36"

Wayne Thiebaud, Two Kneeling Figures, 1966, Oil on canvas, 60" x 72"

Wayne Thiebaud, Coloma Ridge, 1994, Pastel on paper, 17-3/4" x 22-1/8"
(note: this drawing is not in the exhibition; however, a similar painting of the same subject matter is)

Wayne Thiebaud, Bakery Case, 1996, Oil on canvas, 60" x 72"

Wayne Thiebaud, Fields and Furrows, 2002, Oil on canvas, 72" x 60"

The exhibition runs through May 9, 2009. If you are in the area, it is definitely a must-see.

The exhibition catalogue is also rather nice if you are interested in his work. It is not yet available at Amazon.com, but you can purchase it directly from the Palm Springs Art Museum.


E.K. said...

What a great artist! I'm glad you got to see his work.

Fresh Paper said...

Totally jealous, I love Thiebaud. Thanks for the diverting posts, they distract me from my utter failure in ceramics class last nite. (I've decided I'm a handbuilder.)

Dooder City said...

I love this art. my favorite is the two ladies kneeling.

As for Peter Fonda, he is probably way cooler than Dennis hopper. I read that Dennis Hopper is now a conservative republican.

The Seeker said...

Oh I envy you for being able to go see this kind of exibition.

I love art, and this is great.

Thanks for sharing all this.


david john said...

what a great trip to go see a good show!

love to travel for art.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Whaayyy, Drollgirl, it is so nice that you introduce to me (us) new artists everytime I (we) hit this blog :)

carina said...

oh my goodness - totally unrelated, but ive just seen your header (why did I not notice it before?!!) that cat is crazy!!

Awesome Sara said...

i'm not totally impressed with him. i dunno maybe i don't have taste. it like reminds me of hotel art.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Gorgeous - love the bakery case one. Kind of making me hungry.

Meg said...

ohhhh i like, thanks for sharing!

closeup said...

oh it looks great :)

Sasha said...

love ocean city and specially the colloma ridge!