For curator René Paul Barilleaux, the exhibition “Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints and Drawings” at the McNay Art Museum captures the late artist’s passion for his work.
“On my tours, I say subjects are an excuse for making beautiful paintings,” said Barilleaux, McNay’s curatorial affairs manager. “He loves to paint on canvas – you can tell it’s something he loves, the act of painting. To me, you don’t see the work in the work. It just seems effortless.