Around the Cake (1962) by Wayne Thiebaud

Around the Cake - Wayne Thiebaud - 1962

Artwork Information

TitleAround the Cake
ArtistWayne Thiebaud
Date1962
Mediumoil
Dimensions56.2 x 71.2 cm
Art MovementPop Art
Current LocationSpencer Museum of Art (University of Kansas), Lawrence, KS, US
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About Around the Cake

Wayne Thiebaud’s Around The Cake is a 1962 painting housed in the Spencer Museum of Art that showcases his talent for realism and his penchant for desserts. The painting is a still life genre depicting multiple cakes of different shapes and colours in display case. At its completion, this piece was sold for $3000. Along with the vibrant colour scheme, it is saturated with visual playfulness, making it a point of conversation when seen.

This painting by Wayne Thiebaud provides an insight into his love for representing everyday objects. In another of his iconic works from 1993―‘Apartment View’―he painted balconies of San Francisco brilliantly illustrating his focus on the common things found around us. From Around Cakes to Apartment View, Thiebaud has certainly proven himself to be talented in creating artwork that captures mundane moments of experience in playful and captivating ways.

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