If you’ve followed my blog for awhile you know that Wayne Thiebaud is my favorite artist. I realize that is a bit daring to say, especially since I like a lot of artists for a variety of reasons. BUT- seriously, Wayne Thiebaud is right there at the top of my list of favorite artists and whenever there is any showing of his work I try to go see it, which is what happened this past weekend.
If you happen to live in the Los Angeles area you’ve got to go see this collection of Wayne Thiebaud’s ‘Works on Paper’ at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art on the Pepperdine University Campus in Malibu. It is a spectacular collection of his print studies and works; from wood block, to etching, lithographs, and serigraphs. This is a collection I’ve not seen before and it was a real treat.
Oh, and it is FREE! That is a rare thing these days!
In case all these sweet images above are making you hungry, this exhibit isn’t all about food art (though that is my favorite part). You can see works from his San Francisco series, Yosemite prints, as well as his Sacramento Valley landscapes. Also, I particularly loved seeing his everyday series – like his bow ties, toys, paint cans, and lipsticks. The thing I love about Wayne Thiebaud’s work, no matter what the subject matter, is his magical use of shape, perspective, and most of all COLOR. He is a master at using crazy-amazing and inspirationally delicious color in is artwork, and it is a supreme treat to the eye to witness it.
OH – and since you will be hungry for sure after seeing all the artwork in this show, I highly recommend a trip to the Malibu Yogurt & Ice Cream Shoppe afterwards for some tangible treats.