Thomas Kinkade Meets Star Wars…

… It’s entirely possible to make Thomas Kinkade’s artwork tolerable. Why, just add Storm Troopers.

Glorious! I’d totally hang this next to some quality thrift store art.

Thanks, Colin.

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  • doughboy

    What’s wrong with Kinkade’s art?

    • http://yardsaleofthemind.wordpress.com/ Joseph Moore

      Nothing a few storm troopers can’t fix.

    • Quittin’ time at Tara!

      Oh, people are just being a little snobby, which isn’t all bad. They have a fine eye for beauty. But, if he was born before Monet, people would be cat fighting over this repetitive and overly pretty stuff at Sotheby’s. I guess I don’t mind that people like it. It’s better that cooing over a Pollock and making up a bunch of hip lies.

      • Romulus

        Art does not — or at least should not — exist for its own sake. Art is ordered to the truth, no less than the hard sciences. Art’s way of truth-telling is different of course, but somehow it should be saying something truthful about God or us or the world. Kinkade’s art is bad because it is sentimental, not truthful. Entirely apart from its technical shortcomings, it’s bad because it seeks not to enlighten or ennoble, but to soothe and comfort; to tell us not what we need to hear but what we want to hear; not to challenge but to affirm; not to lead us into mystery that overturns our suppositions and thus draw us to a truth greater than we’ve expected, but to anaesthetise us with the lie that we and everything that concerns us is just fine and will remain so. To encounter the truth is to encounter something greater and more real than ourselves, in the face of which we must either change, conforming to the truth, or else perish. Kinkade’s chocolate box art asks nothing from us, sets before us no unavoidable questions or ineluctable truths, cooing the great lie that all is well.

        • doughboy

          I like how the windows are all lit from within & stuff … and if you shine a light over the top (like you see in some fancy art galleries), it all glows! Mighty purty …

          • Romulus

            I like chocolate. Except the ones with coconut. They’re gross.

          • doughboy

            LOL

  • Matt Swaim

    It’s like the Painter of Light meets A New Hope meets The Scouring of the Shire.

  • Quittin’ time at Tara!

    Those Ewoks didn’t stand a chance, hiding out there with the Keebler Elves. They always name names.

  • KarenJo12

    There was a website that added Cthulu to his stuff?

  • DannyGetchell

    a style Honoria Glossop would have loved

    Great, GREAT comment!!! Would give this five likes if I could (ten if you’d suggested Madeline Bassett, who I think would be Kinkade’s ideal patron…)

    • Anna

      Pathetically, I woke up the next morning and realized “I meant the Basset!” But it was too late to edit and I just made a mental note that I shouldn’t type comments at 1 a.m. Honoria’s father probably would have taken liking Kinkade as a sign of mental instability.

      • DannyGetchell

        Yes, and if Kinkade had been female one could easily picture Bingo Little falling for her.

        • Anna

          Hah, yes, Kinkade’s kind of the Rosie M. Banks of painting, isn’t he?
          Of course, Bingo fell for everyone, but (is this lame?) I was actually trying to decide which of his string of love interests would also have liked Kinkade; I thought maybe the one who gets tomatoed for singing “Danny Boy,” Cora Bellingham, I think.

          • DannyGetchell

            Are you aware of any good PGW fora on the web? I was active in the usenet alt.fan.wodehouse for many years, also the Yahoo group, both now sadly decrepit….


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