Wayne Thiebaud: Cake, Boxed Note Cards

About the Artist

American artist Wayne Thiebaud experiments with compositions based on familiar subjects and his childhood memories, such as pinball machines and ice-cream cones, but while his subjects are light and fun, his approach to painting is serious. He uses still-life subjects to explore formal qualities of painting: color, line, shape, light, composition, and texture. His paintings bring up memories of birthday parties, family picnics, and holidays at home. At their root, his paintings reflect his deep affection and nostalgia for the rituals and traditions of American life.

Wayne Thiebaud: Cake, Boxed Note Cards

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Wayne Thiebaud continues a tradition of painting food still lifes that harkens back to the Renaissance. Like the great Dutch and Flemish food portraitists, Thiebaud renders textures flawlessly, yet his pastries are inexpensive, mass-manufactured foods that can be acquired almost anywhere in America. The paintings of cakes reproduced for this note card assortment represent prime slices of Thiebaud at his best. Included works are Three Cupcakes (2009), Cold Case (2010–2013), Rosebud Cakes (1991–1995), and Lemon Cake (c. 1983).

  • 20 note cards (5 each of 4 images) with envelopes
  • 5 x 7 inches
  • Printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper
  • Decorative box

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