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RE: Kincade...hi art has been defined by one word...

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addphan_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Jul 25 2003 - 20:25:41 PDT


 okay, i don't really know who began the kinkade flood, but i've decided to "jump on board" and "chime in" with "my two pennies"...in trying to define his art, i found the perfect fit...in fact, artlex helped me out a great deal...look what they say about kitsch...if you scroll down far enough they mention kinkade...what a gas!! whadya think? does it define him? i think so...kitsch - Art characterized by vapidly sentimental, often pretentious poor taste. It is typically clumsy, repetitive, cheesy, and slickly commercial. Artists whose works have been considered kitsch are William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905), Maxfield Parrish (American, 1870-1966), and Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Although their works are more seriously considered and even admired by art critics and historians today, there are many other artists whose works continue to be labeled kitsch. Among contemporary examples, the work of Thomas Kinkade (American, 1958-), whose frothing oceans, idyllic cottages and feverishly colorf
ul gardens bear titles like The Blessings of Spring and Hometown Evening, have been called kitsch. His website, nevertheless says that he's "America's most collected living artist,"and the corporation that bears his name, and manufactures photographic reproductions of his paintings (adding actual brushstrokes to many of them), has been making annual profits in the millions of dollars for several years. (pr. kitsh)--- On Tue 07/22, Tracey Collier < atla@mweb.co.za > wrote:From: Tracey Collier [mailto: atla@mweb.co.za]To: artsednet@lists.getty.eduDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 12:46:49 +0200Subject: Kincade

Is Kincade to art what helen Steiner Rice is to poetry?

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