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Wayne Thiebaud

Pope Francis and the Natural World

Catherine Corman | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si': On care for our common home, takes its title from a prayer composed by his namesake, St. F...

Obtaining Self-Mastery at Frieze Week NYC (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Obtaining self-mastery or enlightenment during Frieze week is not an easy mission. Frieze Art Fair New York poses many challenges for art dealers, artists, collectors and its boosters, known as patrons. Most of this is psychological.

Just Desserts in the Valley of the Green Giants

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Cherry Cake, Wayne Thiebaud's sweet little painterly depiction of a pastry chef's delicious art-to-eat masterpiece, is sumptuously layered with inventive ingredients, and a tempting gastronomical persona that could be served as the perfect metaphorical pick-me-up connection to the newly established Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco.

SFMOMA Treasures Apple's Jony Ive

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 01.03.2015 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Tech-obsessed guests at SFMOMA's Modern Art Council dinner were paying attention -- they even looked up from their iPhones to see Jonathan 'Jony' Ive receive the Bay Area Treasure Award.

The Hands of Wayne Thiebaud (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, on my return trip from San Francisco's Art Market to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to go to Sacremento to have lunch with legendary pop artist Wayne Thiebaud.

New Art Books on the Art of Afro-Cuba, Vincent Van Gogh and Wayne Thiebaud

John Seed | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Each of the three books presented here has been born from genuine passion and curiosity. Rather than reviewing these books -- all of which are on my bedside table in various stages of being read -- I asked their authors to tell me a bit about how and why it needed to be written.

Wayne Thiebaud, Frida Kahlo: Art Calories Galore

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Let me ask you, my friends, what would happen if I presented you with a rich variety of the most delicious eye-catching pies, candies, and many othe...

Wayne Thiebaud: Memory Mountains

John Seed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Veteran artist Wayne Thiebaud -- who will turn 93 on November 15th -- isn't slowing down a bit. His current one-man show at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Memory Mountains, consists of 31 paintings and 17 works on paper and fills both floors of the gallery.

Top 10 Best Painting Articles

Brett Baker | Posted 08.17.2011 | Arts
Brett Baker

If painting articles and blog posts from the past month are any indication, our interest in abstraction and figurative painting has never been more vi...

PHOTOS: The Madness Of Photorealism: Pedro Campos' Bright And Shining World

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Hyperrealist artist Pedro Campos at his easel The paintings of Madrid based hyperrealist Pedro Campos, 44, present a world that shines. His sub...

In Memoriam: Nathan Oliveira 1928-2010

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Nathan Oliveira was an exceptionally fine painter, and an empathetic teacher. In his own art, and in the art that he admired, he was involved in the search for something that transcended time.

Leonard Koscianski: Fierceness is Useful

John Seed | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Leonard Koscianski's solo exhibition opens at OK Harris Works of Art in New York on September 11th. He will unveil a suite of paintings that have the clarity of waking nightmares.

License Plates as Art

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

The California Arts Council recently launched campaign to re-inflate its operating budget with, of all things, auto license plates.