description of Girl with Pink Hat by Wayne Thiebaud

This three foot tall, two-and-a-half foot wide oil painting features a topless woman wearing a wide-brimmed hat on the crown of her head. The subject, a thin young Caucasian woman with blue eyes and straight shoulder-length blonde hair, is depicted from just above the navel facing our left with a neutral expression. She stands out against a white background textured with consistent creamy white horizontal brushstrokes leading up to and away from her body. Stark light shines down from our upper left, falling on the woman’s breasts, which are paler compared to the rest of her tanned body. The curves of her figure are highlighted and contoured with thin red, blue, green and yellow lines. Atop her head she wears a pink, round, wide-brimmed hat, which casts a blue oval shadow on the wall behind her.

Wayne Thiebaud, Girl with Pink Hat, 1973
Wayne Thiebaud, Girl with Pink Hat, 1973; oil on canvas, 36 in. x 29 1/2 in. (91.44 cm x 74.93 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Jeannette Powell; © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York
Wayne Thiebaud, Girl with Pink Hat, 1973

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Girl with Pink Hat
Artist name
Wayne Thiebaud
Date created
1973
Classification
painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
36 in. x 29 1/2 in. (91.44 cm x 74.93 cm)
Date acquired
2010
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Jeannette Powell
Copyright
© Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/2010.97
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

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