“It was Thom’s favorite subject: world domination. The excitement of planning, of dreaming, of bringing vision to life. And it wasn’t because of the money. It was because he believed God had a special purpose for him, and that was to influence people through his paintings. He thought that with his paintings, he would change […]
Thomas Kinkade was a painter of cabins, lighthouses, and improvable sunsets. He was an avowed evangelical Christian who fortified his saccharine landscapes with passages from the scriptures.
Yesterday‘s winner is Cervantes, for the simple reason that nobody gave any good reasons to invite Thoreau. Ooooh, today’s contest is a toughie. House on fire or existential struggle? Either one would have a lot to say, but only one of them has a “TM” after his name. Show More Summary
Yesterday‘s winner: Thomas Kinkade. It was a tough call. Duchamp is far more impressive both as an artist and as an intellectual, but, as Jonathan put it in the very first comment in the thread: Duchamp has nothing to teach in an academic...Show More Summary
The winner of yesterday‘s bout is Thoreau. The best pro-Thoreau argument came from JRC: “This one breaks down to to whose narrative on loneliness and solitude is more interesting: the guy who removed himself from society, or the guy forcibly removed from it. Show More Summary
Mon: Discussion with Steven Pinker connecting cognitive psychology research to the difficulties of writing Marcel Duchamp (4) vs. Thomas Kinkade Tues: In search of the elusive loop of plagiarism Albert Camus (1) vs. Bruno Latour Wed: When the evidence is unclear Leonardo da Vinci (1) vs. Show More Summary
’Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and all through Zionsville, Indiana's Thomas Kinkade Gallery, Many creatures were stirring, shoppers out for Small Business Saturday...
"What sort of person would steal Christ?" asked gallery owner Barbara Jennings.
Categories: Quickies Bible Verses That Atheists Love – I like some Bible verses, but they’re usually the creepy ones. The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America’s Favorite Painter – “Thomas Kinkade’s death shocked his legions of fans—not only had the Painter of Light died at 54, but the cause was alcohol and Valium. Show More Summary
Thomas Kinkade’s death shocked his legions of fans—not only had the Painter of Light died at 54, but the cause was alcohol and Valium. How did the Evangelical Darling fall so far?
In the past, an ideal neighborhood was a cozy, mostly homogenous Thomas Kinkade painting come to life, complete with the helpful postman and pie-making grandmother from across the street. You went out to the brand-name grocer in your brand-name car. Show More Summary
This week, Peggy Guggenheim troubles, bell hooks on Beyoncé, Marianne Boesky on art, an unknown genius of Art Deco, lack of diversity at the National Gallery of Art, ruining Thomas Kinkade, and more.
Unlike every art pundit phoning in an internet review of George Bush's painting exhibition in Dallas, I actually flew down to the Big D last week to see them for myself. The exhibition is at his presidential library on the SMU campus. Show More Summary
On the market for $2.45M, this 7,470-square-foot "majestic castle" in Chattanooga, Tenn., offers the rare chance to own a home that looks like it's straight out of the invariably—well, almost invariably—bucolic world...
For a series entitled Wars on Kinkade, digital artist Jeff Bennett, aka Alien Artisan, takes the decidedly benign pastoral landscape paintings of American mass-market painter Thomas Kinkade and turns them into surreal sci-fi scenes by adding Star Wars characters and vehicles. Click here to view the entire series. [via Twisted Sifter]
Even if you aren’t familiar with the name Thomas Kinkade, you’re familiar with his paintings. He was known as the “Painter of Light” and he painted realistic, idyllic subjects, often of nature or the countryside. Jeff Bennett has created the “War of Kinkade” series, which blends Kinkade works with Star Wars. [via Tiefighters]
Thomas Kinkade was known for painting borderline eery scenes of gardens, streams, cottages and villages. Roland Deschane from Devian art has taken some of his classics and brilliantly incorporated Star Wars art into them. Here are three of our favorites from his collection. [Check out other mash ups on Ronald's page via Kottke]
Artwork via Co.Design The saccharine legacy of Thomas Kinkade, whose paintings of warmly lit cottages you might recognize if you've ever been to the living room of a retired schoolmarm, has finally been made fit for modern tastes, and all...
In what has to be called a spiritual sibling to ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,’ artist Jeff Bennett has set out to make his own helpful additions to the works of the late Thomas Kinkade and his company – AT-AT walkers and star destroyers, among other things. Show More Summary
Owning a Thomas Kinkade painting is the middle-aged equivalent of plastering the Starry Night poster all over your college dorm room — it’s been done before. But … Read More