Saturday, April 26, 2008

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud, Country City
Wayne Thiebaud, Boxed Balls
Wayne Thiebaud, Hill Street
Wayne Thiebaud, Glassed Candy
There are some tones that artists can capture that make me very jealous. Wayne Thiebaud is a good example. What would these look like as poems?


At 4/26/2008 7:43 PM, Blogger Talia said...

Yes. Incredible.

At 4/27/2008 6:18 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

There's a presentational elegance that the eye can adore (juxtapositions of Country City or the sensual pleasure of Glassed Candy) that isn't languageable, I think. When languaged, the reader searches for the metaphor larger than the sensuality of the presented. I'm guessing, but "what does it mean" is a very common response to poems that attempt presentation.

Something like that? Possibly?

At 4/27/2008 9:55 AM, Blogger Justin Evans said...

Iwas just at the Springville Art Museum (Utah) where there was a Wayne Thiebaud exhibit. I took my students to see it. This is weird that I was just there on Tuesday and you are blogging about it now.

If you like, I can e-mail you a few pictures of his work in close-up.

At 4/27/2008 10:15 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Justin! I would love that. Please do!


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