Thursday, October 13, 2011

Two Paintcans



This painting came up in my Tumblr feed a few weeks ago, and I've kept coming back to stare at it since then. There is something contemplative about the drips of paint and the blocky, reflective surface of the cans. It suggests both accomplishment and the anticipation of future projects, two things I've been trying to keep in mind while I search for a more permanent place.

Two Paintcans by Wayne Thiebaud (1987), via Cave to Canvas.

4 comments:

andrea despot said...

I love your interpretation of it. It really is beautiful - I love the strokes of color that aren't quite blended together.

Monica said...

nice.
for me it's the breath after a passionate work.

hila said...

i love everything about this painting - not only is it visually beautiful, but it's so cleverly self-referential.

Liza said...

Wayne Thiebaud is rapidly becoming one of my favorite artists. I was previously only familiar with his food work, but the more I see of his other subjects, the more I'm intrigued.

I love that you all are interpreting it in different ways. My former arts-educator-self is practically tingling with delight.

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