Sunday, April 2, 2023

Wayne Thiebaud at the Beyeler Foundation

by admin
0 comment


Sensual encounters with the great master of color nuances

In the USA he was one of the stars of the art scene, but the painter Wayne Thiebaud (1920-2021) is still almost unknown in Europe. The Fondation Beyeler in Riehen BS can now change that with the first solo exhibition in the German-speaking world.

Published: 20 minutes ago


Reality that seems unreal: “Girl with Pink Hat” (1973) by Wayne Thiebaud at the Fondation Beyeler.

The painting is stylistically far from photorealism, yet standing in front of it gives you the feeling that you could reach into the picture and bite into one of those things. The things depicted are pieces of cake spread out on a sideboard in a thoroughly artificial setting.

The illusion of three-dimensionality is created with boldly applied layers of paint that look like lush layers of cream or quark; the contours in sharp strokes in complementary colors red, green, yellow or blue create an optical shimmer that is difficult to resist.

Related News

Latest Switzerland News and updates and political news, follow our daily update about the congress and the government roundup, we also provide the latest news from all over the world minute by minute, subscribe to get the latest updates directly to your inbox.

© 2022 All Right Reserved. Switzerland Times