Pop art wayne thiebaud. The photographs concerned with memory and repetition give a material form to the painted confections. He is often incorrectly associated with american pop art because of his many images of banal objects. Artwork description analysis.
An orderly array of cakes sit atop cake stands as if in a bakers display case. Best known for his paintings of cakes pies pastries and toys wayne thiebaud hadnt planned on becoming a visual artisthe apprenticed as a cartoonist at walt disney studios and intended to work as a commercial illustrator but his friend robert mallary turned him towards a career in fine art. Thiebaud was friendly with franz kline and willem de kooning but avoided their abstract.
Born november 15 1920 is an american painter widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objectspies lipsticks paint cans ice cream cones pastries and hot dogsas well as for his landscapes and figure paintingsthiebaud is associated with the pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture although his. The below artworks are the most important by wayne thiebaud that both overview the major creative periods and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist. The overlapping cakes.
Because he paints banal objects he is sometimes incorrectly associated with pop art but on the contrary to other pop artists thiebaud works from life and not from media images. Besides that thiebaud also paints other things like lipsticks teddy bears and even san francisco street views. In her thiebauds series american artist sharon core recreated and photographed thiebauds sugary sweet pop art paintings from the early 1960s.