Delicious: The Life and Art of Wayne Thiebaud

Delicious: The Life and Art of Wayne Thiebaud
Age Range
12+
Release Date
December 13, 2007
ISBN
0811851680
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One of the giants of American art, Wayne Thiebaud was at first unappreciated because of the everyday subject matter of his paintings. His tasty hot dogs, delectable cakes, dizzy streets, and sleepy deltas have since become icons of twentieth century art. Now young readers have the chance to explore the development of a fascinating artist while delighting in the very child-friendly art that has made him so acclaimed. With her deft touch, critically-acclaimed non-fiction author Susan Rubin tells the story of the man behind the masterpieces.

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Wayne Thiebaud, the highly known painter and cartoonist, shares his lifes work with Author Susan Goldman Rubin so that she may put it in book form. From his childhood to his adulthood to his sons and daughters childhood, Wayne discusses how painting changed his life& in more ways than one. His passion for desserts and snack food inspired him to paint his first pictures. As he slowly go into it, he started to draw landscapes and then cityscapes. Wayne shares all the ways he grew as a painter and how different drawing techniques illustrate every picture in its own way.

The reason why I first picked this up at the library is because it looks awesome. Really, the cover and the how the pages are done really stands out. Once I got into, though, it wasnt just about the pictures and the format, I wanted to see what happened in Waynes life. Its told simply but thoroughly. Its long but put in short. The paintings that are shown in this book are wonderful and each as its own taste, even though they were drawn by the same person. Waynes paintings are unique and delicious.
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