Monday, August 11, 2008

The Art of Pie

One of my all-time favorite painters is Wayne Thiebaud. Mr. Thiebaud's oeuvre (big word alert) includes a wide variety of subject matter, especially.... PIE.

"It started out just as a sort of crazy problem to set for myself to orchestrate abstract elements with the subject matter. As soon as I did that, as I say, I couldn't help but look at it and laugh, 'That certainly has to be the end of me as a serious painter--a slice of pie.' But I couldn't leave it alone...It just seemed to be the most genuine thing which I had done." - Wayne Thiebaud

I know I sound cliche here, but aren't these paintings delish?

Pies, Pies, Pies - 1961


Lemon Meringue Pie - 1964


Pie Counter -1963


Neapolitan Pie - 1991


Refrigerator Pies - 1962

1 comment:

Lelo said...

Gorgeous. Pie is tasty and gorgeous. It's a glorious twofer.