Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wayne Thiebaud - CBS Sunday Morning

"If we don't have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective." Wayne Thiebaud

What an amazing man. He had a show in our gallery here at Palomar College many years ago. I still have a poster. Then and gave a lecture and filled the room to over capacity. An extremely nice man.

Wikipedia has this to say about Wayne: Wayne Thiebaud (born November 15, 1920) is an American painter whose most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots, toilets, toys and lipsticks. His last name is pronounced "Tee-bo." He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.
Here's a newer interview with him. There are many other KQED Spark artist videos at the above site that will interest you. Enjoy!