I feel hollow and empty
well, hollower and emptier than usual
the plexiglass pallette is cool though
Nobody is doubting his actual abilities as a painter, we're doubting his choice of subjects, choice of venue, choice of audience, choice of statement, choice of merchandising franchises, choice of lifestyle, choice of personality, choice to pee on people and things in public places, choice to become an alcoholic, choice to slap random Bible verses on things without knowing what they are actually referring to, choice of color associations, choice of business partners, choice of...
Frankly, we're just annoyed he was ever given the freedom of choice in anything, ever, because he always made the wrong one. Ask him if he wanted the chicken or steak and he'd request the elegantly prepared pile of horseshit.
I'll take a Bob Ross over a Kinkade any day of the week. Also, Kinkade didn't produce art, he mass produced a commodity. And nobody give me the weak Warhol did it argument. Warhol's work explicitly dealt with the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction such that his work was not a commodity as such but a critique on the commodification of art. Kinkade's work, on the other hand, attempts to hide the fact that it is a mass produced turd.
Art is serious business unless it's serious business, then art is bullshit.
Kinkade was a hack.
James Gurney, now that's a talented painter.
He sure can, Cena. http://www.jamesgurney.com/landscapes.html
He also paints DINOSAURS and light. (He's the one that did the 'Dinotopia' books.) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qoMcsvwt0cQ/SwD9d5C0_9I/AAAAAAAACMA/lrnd EuWz30c/s1600/mei_Gurney.jpg
Not to mention that he's one of the nicest pro artists I've ever met.
I resent that last tag. I am very much in the process of having my dreams crushed and am more aptly described as a failing never-will-be.
Additionally, I've been highly successful at being a never-was, and was kind of bummed by it. But, now that I know that I've failed at being a never-was...
...Holy crap! I'll bet my name is in the phone book, now!
|THA SUGAH RAIN |
I like this guy, but I had to laugh when he said every piece has a serious message as he "highlights" Mufasa and Rafiki the monkey.
|Oscar Wildcat |
This is the painterly equivalent of vajazzeling.
My own obit for Tom Kinkaid: "You'd always be assured the piece would match the furniture. Because if it didn't, well he'd just add more color after the print run."
|Oscar Wildcat |
Also, true story. The cartoonist Tony Millionaire made pin money as a young hippie in Italy by doing print runs of a choice bit of italian architecture in pen + ink. He would put a print on his easel in the piazza, and lay in wait for a tourist. When one came by, he would extravagently add touches to the print with an ink pen. Then he'd sell the piece, wait for the guy to leave, and pull out another print.
I did caricatures at county and state fairs every summer from the age of 16 to the age of 22. I gave it up when my urges to actually draw people became too intense to handle (although this was also combined with a heavy diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder which makes being in the presence of large groups of people impossible).
Thomas Kinkade, the outsourcer of light
|Robin Kestrel |
Ed's not back there.
So much bitterness, such a light squeeze of the sop.
I'm glad Norman Rockwell died before poeTV was invented. A hundred posts about how sad puppy eyes are marketed trash would get... okay, I wish he had died after poeTV was invented.
you really like Thomas Kinkade, huh?
Rockwell actually expressed something with his works, he did paintings outside of his covers for magazines, and he painted a myriad of subjects.
The majority of Kinkade's output is houses with lit-up windows, sold with a lifestyle and religious outlook that's, at best, a facade.
I know you're loving being contrary, Mr. Dumpster, but since you regularly shit on movies and TV programs that are more art than Kinkade's work is, I'll just assume you're trollin'.
Chalkdust, hell no, his art is boring. It's just I don't consider him the devil to all artists either.
|Meatsack Jones |
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