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 December 14, 2010  Add comments

In celebration of someone’s birthday (ok, mine) I’ve decided to feature the yummy paintings of Wayne Theibaud.

Wayne Thiebaud Around the Cake 1962 oil on canvas

Wayne Thiebaud Around the Cake 1962 oil on canvas

Wayne Thiebaud Display Cake 1963 Oil on canvas

Wayne Thiebaud Display Cake 1963 Oil on canvas

 

Wayne Thiebaud Cakes, 1963, oil on canvas

Wayne Thiebaud Cakes, 1963, oil on canvas

 

Wayne Thiebaud oil on canvas

Wayne Thiebaud oil on canvas

 

Wayne Thiebaud Dark Cake 1983 Woodcut

Wayne Thiebaud Dark Cake 1983 Woodcut

 

Wayne Thiebaud Pie Slice 1991 Oil on board

Wayne Thiebaud Pie Slice 1991 Oil on board

 

Wayne Thiebaud Seven Suckers 1970 oil on canvas

Wayne Thiebaud Seven Suckers 1970 oil on canvas

 

Wayne Thiebaud Four Cupcakes 1971 Oil on paper mounted on canvas

Wayne Thiebaud Four Cupcakes 1971 Oil on paper mounted on canvas

 

Wayne Thiebaud Big Suckers 1971 oil on canvas

Wayne Thiebaud Big Suckers 1971 oil on canvas

 

Wayne Thiebaud Yellow Mickey Mouse Cake 1998

Wayne Thiebaud Yellow Mickey Mouse Cake 1998

 

  14 Responses to “Wayne Thiebaud cake paintings”

  1. [...] not before cupcakes. My obsession with cupcakes started five or six years ago. I blame artist Wayne Thiebaud, whose thickly painted pastries captured my imagination. (I even wrote a short story about his [...]

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  4. [...] finish of our new-school Neapolitan cake was inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud. His retro paintings of lovely whole cakes, cake slices, pies, and shakes made us both hungry for [...]

  5. cool

  6. Is there anyway to obtain a copy of these in poster form? — I am in love with 4 cupcakes but cannot find anything more than post cards.

  7. [...] photo to paint from (haha)! This idea has been in my head for quite a while, as I am quite fond of Wayne Thiebaud‘s work and he is very well know for his painting of cakes and other [...]

  8. mmm yummy pics but ive been studdieing Wayne Thiebaud and the 3rd picture you have put up is not his. he has done a painting exaclly like it but you have put up a photo of some cakes someone made from his pictures. i might just be guessing but there is a girl called Caitlin williams Freeman who works at the Blue Bottom Cafe Bar of San Francisco’s Museum of modern art and she makes cakes inspired by artists. She may have made the cakes in the photo im not sure but i do know she made a cake copy of the second picture you have put up. if you want to read more than this website is good: http://dessertgirl.blogspot.com/2009/10/caitlin-williams-freeman-serves-up-art.html

    • Hi, thanks for writing. What a wild possibility (you’re the first person to see that or write me about it). I just did some online research and came across this link which shows the version of the image on my site with a photo of Caitlin Williams Freeman’s reproductions: http://www.hinydesign.com/blog/?p=1054

      They are different enough that it makes me doubt the image on the left (same as on my site) is actual cakes. On the other hand, I can’t find any image showing the one on my site as similar to one in a museum, so I’m not sure. If you double click the image on the my site (the first click is a smaller version, the second click blows up), it looks like there are paint brush strokes in the shadows, which would be pretty hard to recreate in a photo. Perhaps it’s a painting, but not by Thiebaud? If anyone reading this comment has some insight, please share it. Thanks, Wendy

      • Wendy,

        Like the other person who sent you an email, I too thought something was odd about the third picture of the cakes. That is a famous painting of his, which is owned I believe by the National Gallery in D.C. There is a good reproduction of a close up of that painting on the cover of the catalogue for his retrospective a few years ago. You can see it if you look up Thiebaud under books on amazon. Anyway, I liked your selection of cakes and other sweets.

      • David, I’m glad you enjoy the selection! I’ve updated the images to show the correct painting. It’s still a mystery where the copy came from and who created it, but I’ve deleted it from the site because it clearly wasn’t a Thiebaud painting.

  9. [...] universal. The dreamy colors and food subject matter have him being mentioned in the same breath as artist Wayne Thiebaud, but I think all the little details in Penkman’s work make his paintings come across more as [...]

  10. My birthday too! And thank you Elisa Strauss for introducing me to the cake art of Wayne Thiebaud!

  11. [...] art at Vassar and the cake shown, made for Bride’s magazine, was inspired by the artist Wayne Theibaud. Also, check out the latest blog posting of Sweetest Couture, they included us with some of the [...]

  12. Love these. Now I’m craving more cake! The Mickey Mouse cake brings back memories of my favorite childhood birthday cake. Have you seen these videos? I think you’ll like them. http://www.literarysafari.com/?p=372

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