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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Things I Don't Get : Thomas Kincade


What?

Is that supposed to be art?




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36 comments:

ClistyB said...

ouch

Cafe Johnsonia said...

I've never understood this either. My step-grandparents and my dad and step-mom have them on every wall. Yuck.

heidi said...

i don't "get it" either and thankfully my walls have never been graced by the so-called "painter of light".

Fig said...

My dad LOVES Thomas Kinkade. I've accompanied him to special Kinkade shows with soft lighting and the sound of waterfalls in the background. Good times.

I'm indifferent. Nothing I'll hang in my house, but I can see why people like it. One of those "warm fuzzy" things, I bet.

b. said...

It reminds me of Nursing Homes.

Azúcar said...

Stay tuned Clistyb, tonight's post might shock them all.

Wendy said...
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wendysue said...

I bet David Archuletta has some Kincade paintings in his house. . .

undefined said...

I'm totally with you. I mean, "painter of light?" Are you kidding me?

TOWR said...

Haha! You're going to have a mob of hurt and angry Mormons on your front step if you keep this up! ;)

c jane said...

It is art if you take some psychedelic drugs and squint your eyes really tight (but not too tight) and stare at his work for a little while. The colors! The shadow. The light! It's totally beautiful.

Not that I have tried it myself.

La Yen said...

Light=Jesus
Painter of JESUS.
You just don't like Jesus.

And you don't support the troops.
Or unborn babies.

sue-donym said...

Ha! I was hoping this would be on your list this week.

I once asked an art gallery owner what he thought of Kincaid. He said "Uhhhh, I think he is a great marketer".

I think he is paint by numbers.

kristenlibrarian said...

I KNOW! What's up with Tom! Ewww. Oh, and I read somewhere that they are making a movie of his life and Dean from the Gilmore Girls is playing old Tom. What the Pickle?!?

thomas kincade said...

No, not art. Just a hobby between wife-beatings.

Kalli Ko said...

hate, hate, hate, hate

welcome to the haters ball!

ClistyB said...

we have a few Kincaids. There, I'm out. as in we went to Catalina so bought the one painted from there, we're from the Bay Area so we bought the Giants baseball one. They are plein air kinds and you can't really tell it's a Kincade.
Funny thing...we watched him paint a plein air in Carmel and paid several hundred to watch him do so. Twas scary as he didnt really even look at the canvas while he was doing it. Surely that skill can be art?
will be checking in on the iPhone this evening......guess I know know how all the star lovers feel.(bottom lip sticking out)

Grantholomew said...

You know what I don't get? This Blog.

Grantholomew said...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I like it or dislike it. I just don't get it.

Azúcar said...

Fair enough!

miggy said...

FINE art. Oh so fine....

pasco said...

Well, in all fairness Grantholomew, this isn't the regular format that she normally writes in, but it's fun to have the change! What's a little controversy between friends?

jennie w. said...

You're supposed to put your Kinkade "giclee" above your Precious Moments figurine collection. (What is this word "giclee"? I majored in Art history and I never heard this term once. Maybe it's the pretentious poseur word for "overpriced copy".)

fijiangirl said...

It isn't something I would hang in my house. However, the fact that I can't draw a straight line makes me appreciate that who ever did this has some form of talent.

i i eee said...

Goodness gracious, thank you!

I think it's really sad that the last time I took an art class, the teacher was explaining how we each had to do a little report on an artist, any artist, except he warned us not to do Thomas Kincade. Apparently it was a common problem.

meg said...

I think my photog teachers would shoot me if I produced something like that. I mean what's with all the tree action around the edge of the frame, ouch. and the distracting white wave blobs? I mean what was the subject- the house or the waves, make up your mind TK... and adding a sunset to try to prettify (yes I know that's not a real word) it up- that's just tacky...

I think grantholomew is a little miffed you didn't post a picture of a motorbike for him, but hey, you can't please everyone. Maybe in some future post.

I get this blog. I get it so much (in my own way- there's probably many things I miss in reality) I have been forced to stalk it and leave comments which is possibly pretty sad! nb Who's Fiji girl? is she really from Fiji? That's where I live...

Azúcar said...

Meg, thanks, I think the composition is definitely one of the reasons I don't get Kincade.

Also, I don't understand why it just rained two minutes ago in every painting he's ever made.

Fijigirl is married to a boy that is really from Fiji, and she's really been to Fiji. If you email me (see my profile for the address) I might be able to hook you guys up to be friends-in-law.

Grantholomew doesn't need my sad blog to please him, he's got a cute wife for that.

Amy said...

A few years ago in my college writing class, one of my students wrote her research paper criticizing Thomas Kincade. And it was one of the best papers I've read because she was so into honestly trying to figure out the phenomenon but just couldn't do it.

Laura said...

Ewe-I cant stand Thomas Kincade. He sucks.

Leisha said...

It's so funny. When he first came out I bought a journal with his artwork on/in it and I just LOVED it. Now, he and his work kind of remind me of a bastardized version of Richard Simmons and his 'deal-a-meal' plan or whatever it was. Don't ask me how I draw that connection. I just do.

Likely said...

isn't there something hidden in every painting or something? Like a cross?

where did I hear that?

he's talented but def. not my style. I often like to analyze why things don't appeal to my eye. I am fascinated at the whole "beauty is in the eye of the beholder thing." Maybe it's that his work it too busy for me. Too detailed. And I don't care for the color purple so much.

sorry oprah.

meg said...

"Also, I don't understand why it just rained two minutes ago in every painting he's ever made.."

aha! that's it. Thomas Kincade must have lived in Suva... (OK Fiji girl and her hubby will get/understand that)!

Sue said...

I am not an art snob - don't understand the first thing about it - and I STILL don't get Thomas Kinkaid. My MIL says he's the 21st century Monet.

Snort.

The Bakers said...

Oh someone finally said what my husband and I have been thinking for YEARS!!! Painter of light my booty...

Nigel said...

60 Minutes did a profile on Kinkade a few years ago. The opening line was something like "If you like four sugars in your coffee, we have an artist for you." Don't like it, don't get the fascination. Of course, since I'm an artist, a friend once pointed out "You're just jealous because he's an artist who understands marketing."

knightpirate said...

All you whiners show me a better artist than Mr. Kincade. Like it or not he is the King of color. Those who can't appreciate him, should just glue your noses to your old black and white TV's.