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2012-04-07 03:20:24 AM

Skr: Damn, I'll have to look for other art to put on my walls now. Hmm I think I've found the...

[29.media.tumblr.com image 500x691]

holy grail


Strangest boner, etc......

Nuclear Monk: Dammitsomuch...another great artist gone too soon!
[www.formatmag.com image 567x386]


By posting some Patrick Nagel, you earn a "Get Off Of Optimal Illusion's SARS Blanket List Free" card. Wear it in good health.
 
2012-04-07 03:22:44 AM

The correct answer is...: I saw this guy in person once, at one of his galleries. That, and on QVC a bunch of times. He always struck me as a condescending douchebag, and hyper-Xtian. Everything was "thanks to God". He painted this delightful lighthouse? Praise Jesus. That rose bed? Heavenly inspiration. Took a dump? God personally smote the foul stench so his shiat didn't stink. Wiped his arse? TP provided from on high.

He also had this weird thing about cleverly incorporating the letter "N" several times into his paintings, as some sort of tribute to his wife. I recall that near his signature/title, there would be a number, and that represented the number of "N"s hidden in the painting. Sort of like "Where's Waldo", but not as good.


So sort of like Hirschfeld's Ninas?
 
2012-04-07 03:25:12 AM
Hey all you Kinkade hating, so-called artists in this this thread; Will you shut the hell up for a moment and take my order already!? And Yes! I want fries with that!
 
2012-04-07 03:26:01 AM

McManus_brothers: andrewagill: Alien Robot: hlehmann: How will the world of fine art ever survive?

The world of fine art died years ago.

[i.imgur.com image 449x342]

Why would you put a urinal on a wall and call it a piece of art?

Same way you can put a blank canvas on a wall and call it art, and some dumbass will proclaim how "visionary" and "avant-garde" it is.


Heh...anyone who hasn't seen "Art", should do so. Great play.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Art%27
 
2012-04-07 03:26:33 AM
Yeah, I'm sorry he died so young but honestly, he wasn't an artist persay. His talent for painting one picture that could easily be mass produced is what made him popular. Not the integrity or difficulty in his style. Thomas Kinkade was the Britney Spears of the art world. Fluff with a following but void of talent.

My condolences to his family, but everyone else? Go choke on bubblegum and rainbows while you hug your Precious Moments figurines and call in your orders to QVC for those new clown statues and gold coins of Princess Diana china sets.
 
2012-04-07 03:29:33 AM

KatjaMouse: This is one of my favorites, just because of how poorly the people are rendered and colored. Also, you like how the jets look like they flew through a bunch of fire works?

[kcplazaart.com image 640x431]


Wait, is that an actual Kincade or one of the parodies? It's impossible for me to tell.
 
2012-04-07 03:34:31 AM
Whoa. We better wait 3 days, just to be sure. Can anyone be there with a shotgun? Always aim for the head. We don't need this shiat again.
 
2012-04-07 03:37:49 AM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
RIP Kincaid
 
2012-04-07 04:01:24 AM

Tellingthem:

Nothing makes me laugh more than seeing someones expensive print in an "Aaron Brothers" frame...


The only thing I've ever had professionally frame was our marriage certificate (8.5" x 11" piece of paper). It cost $160, which was more than our entire wedding.

\Eloped in Vegas
\\Best wedding ever.
 
2012-04-07 04:14:19 AM
This reminded me of Mark Kostabi except I likes Kostabi's style of work, even though he likely has less to do with the works than Kincaide
 
2012-04-07 04:35:08 AM

DrMcNinja: FTFA: one of most popular artists in America

...this statement is accurate....but still.....


I see what you did there
 
2012-04-07 04:47:53 AM

Krikkitbot: andrewagill: Stinkyy: They were cool paintings, but most of the Mc/Wal-Painter of Light stores you saw in malls had only prints. I remember a young lady who bought one for a grand and told me it was an investment. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

logic523: As a former custom picture framer, I can't help feeling the worst type of schadenfreude over his death. I HATE his work, and I framed so many prints of his stuff.

You'll both like this.

Yeah, that sounds like stuff I heard on at least a weekly basis. There was also Bev Doolitle. I used to call her prints "Wallpaper". It seemed more accurate than "limited edition" when her limited editions were of upwards of 500,000 prints.


Ha! About 12 years ago, I bought a framed print of Doolittle's The Forest Has Eyes (with a feather in the middle of the piece, which had been split into halves). I had no idea her stuff is was so mass produced; didn't know anything about the art industry back then. Even now, I mostly only know a little about trading card and computer game concept art because of a friend.

Anyway, I was neck-deep in First Nations studies at the time, so I was taken with the hidden faces of the FN fellows watching "Whitey" infiltrate their territory. (At least, that's how I interpreted it.) I certainly didn't get it for an "investment" - I paid about $100 for it (so about $150 US at the time), and I think most of that was for the frame. I have no idea if it's signed or numbered as it's been sitting in my junk room for almost 5 years now. I think I'd be lucky to fleece someone $50 for it.

Another name I remember seeing all over the place was Ken Skoda. Kinkadian aquatic wildlife scenes, if I recall.

Sucks for Kinkade's family & friends. Fifty-four is too young.
 
2012-04-07 04:57:02 AM
Surprised at all the douche-baggery over Kinkade...his art...after he passes

They attacked Bob Ross and his art after he passed away, too.

Of course, art people are the used vinegar on the bottom of the douche bag. They would by a piece of shiat smeared on canvas for $50 million because it was Van Gogh

Hope he rests in piece and his family stay well
 
2012-04-07 05:03:12 AM
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2012-04-07 05:06:05 AM

UCFRoadWarrior: Surprised at all the douche-baggery over Kinkade...his art...after he passes

They attacked Bob Ross and his art after he passed away, too.

Of course, art people are the used vinegar on the bottom of the douche bag. They would by a piece of shiat smeared on canvas for $50 million because it was Van Gogh

Hope he rests in piece and his family stay well


You're an idiot.
Also, the stupid has begun:

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-07 05:21:59 AM

UCFRoadWarrior: They attacked Bob Ross and his art after he passed away, too.


Actually no one much attacked Ross, he never pretended to be anything other than what he was. Now some art school people weren't too thrilled with the "Hey anyone can do this, it's not like it's hard at all" of Bob Ross, but then art school people are well art school people.
 
2012-04-07 05:46:12 AM

Kar98: austin_millbarge: Funk Brothers: prgrmr: He supposedly died of "natural causes", his family are still proceeding with their trip to Australia.

Woz didn't put off his weekly dinner at Outback Steakhouse with the family when Steve Jobs died. Even if one of my parents is on their deathbed and I'm about to go on a trip of a lifetime to Japan, they probably would want me to go to Japan.

HAHA, from reading Woz's Twitter feed, I thought he lived IN an Outback Steakhouse.

Woz is so rich, he's got his very own private Apple Store in his 24 car garage...with an Outback Steakhouse in the back of it. And in the bathrooms, there's another Apple Store.


His Twitter feed really is something (new window)
 
2012-04-07 06:28:36 AM

Trackball: As bad of an artist as many of you may say he was...chances are there will be no fark threads when YOU die.


I'm actually pretty grateful of that. If there is one, it will probably be due to my hilarious auto-erotic related demise.
 
2012-04-07 06:52:29 AM
I'm an artist. But I'm not one of those stuck up snobby biatches like most who down Kinkade or Bob Ross. There's a reason they made millions and you're teaching an art class in Peoria. They painted what people wanted. Nobody but rich people with money to burn wants a painting with an ass next to an eyeball. Picasso, sucked, Pollock slapped paint on a canvas like a monkey

Art "Experts" can't tell the difference between a monkey, a child or a "master" painting, when it comes to Abstract. There has been more than one case where this has happened.
 
2012-04-07 07:00:15 AM
My first thought was the three SA/PP threads about his work, which are really worth viewing in full:

Paintings of Light (1)
Paintings of Light (2)
Paintings of Light II (No, I don't get that, either.)

Thanks to those who hotlinked a few of these already.

i.somethingawful.com
 
2012-04-07 07:02:52 AM
He tried to be Edouard Cortes, and you can't really blame an artist for that.
 
2012-04-07 07:07:59 AM

indeebud: Yeah, I'm sorry he died so young but honestly, he wasn't an artist persay. His talent for painting one picture that could easily be mass produced is what made him popular. Not the integrity or difficulty in his style. Thomas Kinkade was the Britney Spears of the art world. Fluff with a following but void of talent.

My condolences to his family, but everyone else? Go choke on bubblegum and rainbows while you hug your Precious Moments figurines and call in your orders to QVC for those new clown statues and gold coins of Princess Diana china sets.


Just keep repeating what your high school art teacher/mentor told you.
 
2012-04-07 07:39:48 AM

KatjaMouse: I mean, if he were submitting his work to the Vienna Academy of Fine Art in 1907 he'd get kicked out of the portfolio review along with young Hitler.


It's funny that you mention it. I find their work to be quite similar to each other in many respects. Obviously Kinkade used much more intense colours, but in the treatment of their subjects, the composition, and most of all the peculiar emptiness and lifelessness of their work they are very much the same.

See for yourself.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-07 07:43:02 AM
I thought this was shopped but it's legit.

www.kinkadecentral.com
 
2012-04-07 07:47:54 AM

hbk72777: I'm an artist. But I'm not one of those stuck up snobby biatches like most who down Kinkade or Bob Ross. There's a reason they made millions and you're teaching an art class in Peoria. They painted what people wanted. Nobody but rich people with money to burn wants a painting with an ass next to an eyeball. Picasso, sucked, Pollock slapped paint on a canvas like a monkey

Art "Experts" can't tell the difference between a monkey, a child or a "master" painting, when it comes to Abstract. There has been more than one case where this has happened.


For an artist you don't know very much about art.

Whic is fine. Knowlege is hardly a prerequisite.

But ignorance is never attractive.
 
2012-04-07 07:54:45 AM
I present, Albrecht Altdorfer, the original painter of light

www.artinthepicture.com
 
rpm
2012-04-07 07:57:52 AM
I half suspect it was AIDS.

/pretty sure those are scenes from Narnia
 
2012-04-07 08:06:20 AM
I think it's only fair, while toasting (or roasting, as the case may be) the modern age's self-annointed 'Painter of Light,' we should take a moment to at least acknowledge the *original* "painter of light," English Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner, who's genuinely celebrated in the serious art world as a real master.

Here's one of his masterpieces, 'Campo Vaccino' from 1839 (the last of his twenty or so paintings of Modern Rome of the early 19th Century):

upload.wikimedia.org

(much embiggened version here)
 
2012-04-07 08:09:20 AM

AngelFan63: Years ago, when the paintings were first popular my now ex and I bought one, paid a pretty penny for it. When he tossed me out years later, he smiled and said "I keep the Kincaid".

Who's laughing now, biatch.

/css


Sooooo...you're single, then?
 
2012-04-07 08:14:27 AM

Aidan: I give Duchamp a pass because he was first (or damn near). Once that trick's done, though, it's done. I strongly dislike Damien Hirst because I don't find his stuff original or interesting at all.


Well, Duchamp and anyone contemporary.

If you did something new with readymades, I'd probably enjoy that, too.

I'm trying to think if I can come up with any examples, but I can't think of any right now.

/Can't stand Jackson Pollock
//But loves me some Piet Mondrian
///Just throwing that out there.
 
2012-04-07 08:15:23 AM
I'm no artist, but I know shiat when I see it. People have openly mocked Kinkade's crap for decades now, and some of you sound like you just found out he sucked.
 
2012-04-07 08:25:23 AM
FTFA:

Architect Rann Haight, left, financier Roger Stewart, center, and builder Steve Torres have signed a deal to build luxury homes that will be based on the Thomas Kinkade paintings on the table in front of them in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, April 21, 2006. The luxury homes, to be built around Lake Coeur d'Alene, will cost $4 million to $6 million.

This is just horrible.
 
2012-04-07 08:29:26 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: J. M. W. Turner,


Ah Turner, the first impressionist and at times he went right past impressionism to abstraction.
 
2012-04-07 08:31:23 AM

UCFRoadWarrior: Surprised at all the douche-baggery over Kinkade...his art...after he passes

They attacked Bob Ross and his art after he passed away, too.

Of course, art people are the used vinegar on the bottom of the douche bag. They would by a piece of shiat smeared on canvas for $50 million because it was Van Gogh

Hope he rests in piece and his family stay well


Uh, "art people"?

/also, welcometofark.jpg
 
2012-04-07 08:31:27 AM

hbk72777: I'm an artist. But I'm not one of those stuck up snobby biatches like most who down Kinkade or Bob Ross. There's a reason they made millions and you're teaching an art class in Peoria. They painted what people wanted. Nobody but rich people with money to burn wants a painting with an ass next to an eyeball. Picasso, sucked, Pollock slapped paint on a canvas like a monkey

Art "Experts" can't tell the difference between a monkey, a child or a "master" painting, when it comes to Abstract. There has been more than one case where this has happened.


Not sure you understand then. To Farkers, as with a large demographic of people in general, pop anything = bland, generic and soulless. Kinkade's work was completely soulless, which is why people that don't like him don't like him. Was he popular? Sure. But you'll never see his stuff on display in my house.

\personally, I'm a fan of Gustave Dore's talents
 
2012-04-07 08:37:38 AM

Kittypie070: Well gee. :(

No more amplified schmaltz from my "least favourite" favourite painter dude?

Darn it all to heck.

There were a couple Something Awful threads with parodies of his work.

The quality varies, but they all made me laugh.

Paintings of Light, Part I (new window)

Paintings of Light, Part II (new window)

Please avoid the final two pages of Part II AT ALL COST.


One year as a gag birthday gift, I bought my sister who is a real painter with talent (also an Impressionist instructor), two 10,000 piece Thomas Kinkade jigsaw puzzles. She put them together, lacquered them and used one as a bathmat, and the other as a welcome mat.

If I had PhotoShop (or any talent), I'd do the "Well, bye" guy in a style after TK.
 
2012-04-07 08:44:13 AM
RIP Art

encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-04-07 08:47:13 AM

Confabulat: Well I'm sure we'll be hard pressed to find someone able to recreate his unique talent.


i281.photobucket.com

Just wanted an excuse to use this pic
 
2012-04-07 08:53:55 AM

kmmontandon: djh0101010: I'd love to see some of this "artist"'s works, so I know how much I do or don't care about society losing his talents.


Have a strong drink first, that'll make it easier to accept that a lot of people think his paintings (or giclee reprints that've been daubed) represent quality art.


Lets just have a look at what some of the cr@p people consider high quality "art" before we get all snobby (some of it even supported with tax dollars)

bookstains.files.wordpress.com


29.media.tumblr.com

car188.ru

www.marshallastor.com
 
2012-04-07 08:58:14 AM
I couldn't find a beautiful fantasy piece I once saw (although you can Google "castle paintings" etc. and get into a wild world of sci fi talent).

So here's a clunky Russian version of Kincaid:
http://englishrussia.com/2007/10/29/northern-dreams/
 
2012-04-07 09:13:36 AM

Enemabag Jones: Since I have you all here, a related threadjack:

McNaughton, conservative art troll working Poe's law, or the real thing?


My initial gut reaction was Obvious Troll: His works made me think of much more sophisticated versions of Onion editorial cartoons. But after careful consideration, and especially after reading his own remarks on his works, I'm tentatively concluding that the man is simply a typical ignorant firebrand conservative* who happens to be handy with a brush and a little loose (and somewhat ineloquent) with his mouth about it. Oh, and he fancies himself an Independent™ as well. He claims he doesn't play favourites, but paintings like 'The Forgotten Man' show that he not only plays partisan favourites, he's not above open derision of those he dislikes, and clearly despises many of them. How very Christian™ of him.

(* Let me be clear about this: If I thought *all* "conservatives" fit this description, I wouldn't feel it necessary to add these descriptors, any more than I'd say "wet water". Many conservatives do not fit this description. But many people who call themselves conservatives do.)
 
2012-04-07 09:15:25 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Do the needful: My collector plates might finally be worth something!


After my mom passed away a few years ago, I found some collector plates that I'm sure she'd bought from some late night commercials. I think she paid about $5 each for them, and today they're worth about... $5 each.

Mass-produced art isn't a very good investment, most of the time.

/CSB


Well, it outperformed the real estate market. Mom may have been on to something.
 
2012-04-07 09:15:25 AM
He sounds like he was a fairly nasty guy when drinking.... (From Wikipedia, so you know it's true).

The Los Angeles Times has reported that some of Kinkade's former colleagues, employees, and even collectors of his work say that he has a long history of cursing and heckling other artists and performers. The Times further reported that he openly groped a woman's breasts at a South Bend, Indiana sales event, and mentioned his proclivity for ritual territory marking through urination, once relieving himself on a Winnie the Pooh figure at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim while saying "This one's for you, Walt."[27][28] In a letter to licensed gallery owners acknowledging he may have behaved badly during a stressful time when he overindulged in food and drink, Kinkade said accounts of the alcohol-related incidents included "exaggerated, and in some cases outright fabricated personal accusations." The letter did not address any incident specifically. [28]

In 2006 John Dandois, Media Arts Group executive, recounted a story that on one occasion ("about six years ago") Kinkade became drunk at a Siegfried & Roy magic show in Las Vegas and began shouting "Codpiece! Codpiece!" at the performers. Eventually he was calmed by his mother.[27] Dandois also said of Kinkade, "Thom would be fine, he would be drinking, and then all of a sudden, you couldn't tell where the boundary was, and then he became very incoherent, and he would start cursing and doing a lot of weird stuff like touching himself."[27] On 11 June 2010, Kinkade was arrested in Carmel, California on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.[29]
 
2012-04-07 09:22:15 AM
It's hilarious when insignificant gnats buzz about how talentless someone else is. Continue trying to gain coolness cred by bashing anything and everything except for Clint Eastwood and Ozzy.
 
2012-04-07 09:30:21 AM
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See more on Know Your Meme
 
2012-04-07 09:30:41 AM

autopsybeverage: /do not Godwin the Kincade thread, do not Godwin the Kincade thread, do not Godwin the Kincade thread...


Oddly enough, that's exactly whom I think of when seeing a Kinkade. Farking artless landscapes with weird, farked up angles. And no people, ever. Because people are hard.

i.imgur.com

vs

i.imgur.com

Which one is the Kinkade, and which one is the Hitler?
 
2012-04-07 09:47:07 AM

andrewagill: Stinkyy: They were cool paintings, but most of the Mc/Wal-Painter of Light stores you saw in malls had only prints. I remember a young lady who bought one for a grand and told me it was an investment. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

logic523: As a former custom picture framer, I can't help feeling the worst type of schadenfreude over his death. I HATE his work, and I framed so many prints of his stuff.

You'll both like this.


That was so farkin' funny. The cruise ship reference was spot on. And, I'm not kidding, I guessed the price would be 400 bucks before the video said it. Classic, perfect, awesome.
 
2012-04-07 09:48:29 AM

hasty ambush: kmmontandon: djh0101010: I'd love to see some of this "artist"'s works, so I know how much I do or don't care about society losing his talents.


Have a strong drink first, that'll make it easier to accept that a lot of people think his paintings (or giclee reprints that've been daubed) represent quality art.

Lets just have a look at what some of the cr@p people consider high quality "art" before we get all snobby (some of it even supported with tax dollars)

(shots of works by Picasso and Warhol, and two piles of crap, though the broom one is at least amusing)


The Warhol one is certainly up for debate, though I personally think he's awesome. But calling Picasso crap? Really?
 
2012-04-07 09:50:28 AM

Kar98:

Which one is the Kinkade, and which one is the Hitler?



My guess the one signed by Hilter is Hitler's.
 
2012-04-07 09:56:17 AM
Worked at a job for 4+ plus where the boss littered the office and his home with Kinkade crap. I used to tell him he should invest in real art and that Kinkade was cheesy, mass-produced, worthless crap designed as a money pit for nouveau riche Christians, and that having so much of it screamed that about him, and that that wasn't necessarily a good thing. ("I have more money than you, enough that I can waste it on all this. Praise Jesus!") He was by far one of the biggest clients the local Kinkade gallery had, and theywent so far as to ask him for a testimonial they could use in promotional literature. I was the company's communication director. Guess who had to write that shiat? I still feel dirty thinking about it. I laid it on thick and cheesy.

"I display with pride the works of Thomas Kinkade in both my home and my corporate headquarters. They brighten any room, conveying a sense of warmth and comfort that instantly puts both houseguests and corporate visitors at ease. They also add professionalism and class to any business setting, and have garnered many positive comments from clients and vendors alike when they visit our facility.

(Gallery Director Redacted) of the Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery at (Mall Name Redacted) has been of immense help as I have assembled my collection, constantly keeping me up-to-date on the latest additions. The level of attention and service that she and the rest of the gallery staff have provided is unsurpassed, and I truly value the relationship (Company Name Redacted) has built with the gallery.

I wholeheartedly recommend the work of Thomas Kinkade and the exceptional service and personal attention of the Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery at (Mall Name Redacted)."

Need to wash up again.
 
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