Sunday, September 7, 2008

Whoa! Wayne!!

What always seems to catch my eye with Mr.Wayne Thiebaud is his ability to make landscapes really pop! The way he places contrasting colors next to one another to create shadow and depth amazing. Wayne is known mostly for his painting of cakes and other food items, but he also did a series of country and city scapes. By simplifying areas of detail into a series of colors, he gives more feeling to the piece than it would have if he portrayed it as is. As a viewer, i find it much more appealing if an artist shows me something i look at all the time in a was that is beyond just seeing it. This picture is of his piece called "Winding River". I chose this picture, because i thought it was a prime example of his ability to feel a place, and simplify it into large blocks of color and flowing lines.

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