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RIP Thomas Kinkade

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he was a dope artist...but haters gon' hate..if you ever get a chance to see his paintings in real life, you will appreciate how he used paint to create light.

 

he has a gallery in one of the local malls here (cause he was from this area) and some of those paintings were dope....but like i said before haters gon' hate.

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He has a gallery in every local mall. He was not an artist, he was a famous craftsman and entrepreneur who made hollow, meaningless, lowest-common-denominator paintings that appeal to people who don't understand that art is supposed to actually say something; the visual equivalent of a lifetime movie or a Danielle Steele novel.

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i think there are a few people here who would fart in that mans cap. however RIP . . . homey made some mean christmas cards.

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He has a gallery in every local mall. He was not an artist, he was a famous craftsman and entrepreneur who made hollow, meaningless, lowest-common-denominator paintings that appeal to people who don't understand that art is supposed to actually say something; the visual equivalent of a lifetime movie or a Danielle Steele novel.

 

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seriously. you can't counter this.

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He has a gallery in every local mall. He was not an artist, he was a famous craftsman and entrepreneur who made hollow, meaningless, lowest-common-denominator paintings that appeal to people who don't understand that art is supposed to actually say something; the visual equivalent of a lifetime movie or a Danielle Steele novel.

 

Raight orn.

 

I become incandescent with anger whenever I stroll past and happen to catch a glimpse of any airbrushed barber shop portraits. What are they trying to convey? They're devoid of any perceptable nuances.. what relevance does a fuckin' French crop or a flaptop have to do with the inquiry into Marxism? Do values of a bygone era successfully transcend into a kitsch self-indulgent observation of somebody's countenance and hairstyle? No. Of course not. Art isn't subjective, and that's a fact, in my opinion.

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Raight orn.

 

I become incandescent with anger whenever I stroll past and happen to catch a glimpse of any airbrushed barber shop portraits. What are they trying to convey?

 

Apples and oranges, and it was his own choice. Thomas Kinkade billed himself as a fine artist, the "painter of light"- not as a sign painter, illustrator, or airbrush barber shop painter; in doing so he opened himself up to criticism as such. Painter of light? You know who painted light? Vermeer painted light. Monet painted light. Van Gogh did it, John Singer Sargent, even Edward Hopper painted light. What Kinkade did was valueless, talentless kitsch.

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I have a soft spot in my heart for this kitschy type of shit. People like looking at it a lot and it makes them happy, and I always keep a level of respect for things that resonate like that.

 

RIP

 

 

PS: Big ups to Christian Riese Lassen too

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