Which represented quite a change in attitude from earlier French art like this:
and which I can't imagine gave a lot of hope or offered solutions to the non-elite in French society (i.e. the majority).
I would have been here sooner, but the bus kept stopping for other people to get on it. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
On a sorta related but off topic note, is anyone watching Work of Art on Bravo?
I came across it by accident, but I found the discussions of art by both artists and judges interesting. I also found it interesting that the judges all dismissed the first boot's work as "expensive wallpaper" and had nothing good to say about it, but when I read her bio, I was at the idea that someone with all that training, experience and success would be so easily waved aside even though I thought her piece looked like wallpaper, too.
“In the hour of adversity, be not without hope; for crystal rain falls from black clouds.”.
I like Yoko Ono's art.
Seriously, as an art historian in my youth-university days-I was fortunate to have to endure many studio hours trying to produce what some would consider "modern art." There is so much more to it than just throwing paint at a canvas. I have a rudimentary understanding of it and like much but not all modern art. Art is a huge concept and so hard to define.
However, nowhere, no way would I ever consider Kincaide as anything but a fairly decent technician who managed to find a market in people who need comfort more than challenge. Nothing wrong with that, but he's no artist in my book.
How about Norman Rockwell? I think one word I haven't heard here is "sentimental." I used to believe I was just way too sophisticated for Rockwell until I walked into one of his exhibitions and started crying. There was an immediate reaction on a non-intellectual level that touched me. Rockwell is considered pretty hoaky by many, but I love him even when the subject matter is a little cloying at times. Talk about a master technician! Kincaide isn't worthy of licking Rockwell's boots.
Kincaide to me, and it's just my opinion, but he is "cloyingly sentimental." About one step up from those paintings on black velvet of the little kids with the big eyes. I worked at a museum for ten years, and Kincaide was a joke in all circles.
But hey-whatever floats your boat.
Doesn't Kincaide put a small amount of his own blood mixed with paint into every picture? Yuk.
Was just flipping thru the tv and there's a show selling his work on the shopping channel lol
So, he's now the 'painter of light beer'?
Wonder if that shopping channel show carries his uplifting beer stein collection?
Kinkade - I don't fault him for what he's done with his career, although it seems too bad; he used to actually be good, and by that, I mean that his work was genuinely meaningful, not formulaic.
One of my favorite articles about him is this one:
One of the things I find fascinating about him is that he uses something that kind of models the old "factory" process. He touches each piece that people buy... but that's about it. Those prints won't be worth anything in future, IMO.
Today is Doomsday. Alternate side of the street parking will be in effect.
Yeah, I can see them sitting on the shelves at some Goodwill Store.
Ah, FSU! Where thread drift comes to play.
I got my black velvet Weeping Mary at a Salvation Army.
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(I take issue with one commenter's comparison to Jan Karon, though. Karon may be bucolic, but she's not sugary sweet and she's not a sellout. I yield to no one in my loathing for schlocky Christian fiction, and I've got a shelf full of Karon's books, so that just shows you. )
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