Wayne Thiebaud continues a tradition of painting food still lifes that harkens back to the Renaissance. The great Dutch and Flemish food portraitists sought to represent their subjects’ varied textures with jaw-dropping accuracy and bring their paintings’ eventual owners pleasure in nature’s abundance and in their ability to afford such bounty.
Thiebaud appears to have something different in mind. Like earlier painters, he renders textures flawlessly, yet his pastries are inexpensive, mass-manufactured foods that can be acquired almost anywhere in America. Are they celebrations of the ordinary? Explorations of pattern and form? Or are they unassuming vehicles for the display of his wonderful brushwork and generous use of color?
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed on recycled paper.
Contains 5 each of the following images: Cold Case, 2010-2013, Three Cupcakes, 2009, Rosebud Cakes, 1991-1995, Lemon Cake, c. 1983.