Paint an Abstracted Cityscape

Via Zoom; For ages 18+

Sunday, November 1, 2020
3-4:15 PM

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Human manipulation is a key theme in Wayne Thiebaud’s work, including his dizzying and divergent landscapes. Analyze his unsettling approach to perspective before experimenting with bold composition techniques to create a cityscape in acrylic. Registration closes October 28 at midnight.

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About Wayne Thiebaud

Nearly everything Wayne Thiebaud depicts is either man-made, mass-produced, or somehow manipulated. This human-centered combination of reality and artifice is integral to his work. In terms of his still lifes, food is rarely straight from the garden (or orchard) but is processed and often laid out cafeteria-style, in orderly rows and display cases. Thiebaud’s landscapes also demonstrate human manipulation, which he then transforms still further. Even in his less trammeled landscapes — where human intervention is not so apparent — the implied presence of people remains critical to the work. “If that implication isn’t there,” he explains, “there’s something uninhabitable about the picture.”⁣


$85 members
$105 nonmembers
$35 supply fee (optional)

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Instructor: Patris

Image: Wayne Thiebaud, Street and Shadow, (detail) 1982–1983/1996. Oil on linen, 35 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of the Artist's family, 1996.3. © 2020 Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to the following Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings exhibition sponsors, as well as the many other supporters whose generous contributions made the exhibition — and many related programs — possible: Title sponsor Marcy Friedman; presenting sponsor Hughey Phillips, LLP; signature sponsor Joyce and Jim Teel; supporting sponsor Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP.


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