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    Quote Originally Posted by agalisgv View Post
    What exactly is the family ideal depicted? Granted I'm only superficially familiar with Kinkade, but the overall impression I get from his work is pastoral and serene--not anything connoting hard working individuals.
    here's one:
    http://www.artofthesouth.com/images/emeraldvalley.jpg

    He's really not my favorite artist but I can see a lot of positive things in his work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    Everyone looks kinda sad in that painting
    He's really not my favorite artist but I can see a lot of positive things in his work.
    Ultimately art is a subjective thing, so I don't really understand saying someone isn't an artist simply because someone doesn't like their work.

    But that's more of a philosophical discussion on the nature of art and aesthetics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by agalisgv View Post
    Everyone looks kinda sad in that painting Ultimately art is a subjective thing, so I don't really understand saying someone isn't an artist simply because someone doesn't like their work.

    But that's more of a philosophical discussion on the nature of art and aesthetics...
    It's not that they aren't an artist, it's whether something is fine art or not. There are different definitions for fine art. Some artists use art to seek meaning in life or to seek truth, what I find to be a higher level than just mere innovation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    I'd take this guys art any day over a Rothko, Duchamp or Pollock. Sorry to hear of Kinkade's troubles.
    Well you are called DickButtonFan, which pretty much invalidates your opinion on anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    I think he does. To me it's the ideal family life, a welcoming home, a place of hard working individuals. It's what everyone should strive for.


    I really hope you are just trolling.

    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    Jesus Christ, why is Kinkade being seriously talked about as an artist. Those kind of cheesy, pastoral, utterly tasteless pictures can be found everywhere (although the light will usually be not as good in them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by agalisgv View Post
    Everyone looks kinda sad in that painting
    His stuff always reminds me of those Christmas villages some people buy buildings for every year and set on their mantle place.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    There are different definitions for fine art.
    How would you define it? Seeking truth and higher meaning? And do you define it from the POV of the artist or audience/viewer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    It's not that they aren't an artist, it's whether something is fine art or not. There are different definitions for fine art. Some artists use art to seek meaning in life or to seek truth, what I find to be a higher level than just mere innovation.
    Your definition of art is both extremely narrow and naive.

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    Typical behavior for your typical hacktacular hack!

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    I think Thomas Kincaid's work can be said to be "pretty."

    Some of the pictures are cozy, and I certainly couldn't paint close to that if I tried, but other than a warm fuzzy feeling from it, it doesn't really evoke much or inspire much IMO. I feel like it's just "oh here's a bunch of cozy homes with warm lights.....that's nice" Almost paints too perfect of a picture in the world we live in. What's left to be inspired about when everything is "just so" already in the paintings. But yeah, some of the paintings would look nice on a wall for a colorful effect.

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    This is the sort of art that I think does a better job of portraying hard-working people...
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/29.100.129
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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    This is the sort of art that I think does a better job of portraying hard-working people...
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/29.100.129
    That's a great painting, thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satellitegirl View Post
    Some of the pictures are cozy, and I certainly couldn't paint close to that if I tried, but other than a warm fuzzy feeling from it, it doesn't really evoke much or inspire much IMO.
    I see happy little trees. They're everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    This is the sort of art that I think does a better job of portraying hard-working people...
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/29.100.129
    To me it's Marxist in tone. Doesn't show much hope life will get better. It's like corbet propaganda. Shows young and old working alongside another without ability to move up. Art should give hope. There's no solution there.
    Last edited by DickButtonFan; 06-15-2010 at 10:00 PM.

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    ZOMG! This thread is cracking me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    Art should give hope.
    So, all the bleak paintings out there aren't art because they don't seem hopeful?

    So, you're telling me that a picture of a cottage with the light shining on it provides hope? If so, it's the same kind of hope as the ending of a fairy tale: something totally unattainable. That isn't hope, that's delusions of grandeur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    So, you're telling me that a picture of a cottage with the light shining on it provides hope?
    It's uplifting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    It's uplifting.
    Like a 2010 season freedance!! I will nominate the motion that all free dance costumes must emit a light of hope from somewhere in the body!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    It's uplifting.
    I must be incredibly cynical because there not one thing about Kincaid's work that is uplifting to me.
    Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    So, all the bleak paintings out there aren't art because they don't seem hopeful?

    So, you're telling me that a picture of a cottage with the light shining on it provides hope? If so, it's the same kind of hope as the ending of a fairy tale: something totally unattainable. That isn't hope, that's delusions of grandeur.
    It's better to show a solution to the bleakness.

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    Art-----><-----Bleakness
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