Monday, February 14, 2005

Thomas Kinkade

Joe Carter writes today about the art of Thomas Kinkade. Carter expressing his frustration with Kinkade, for "he is both a creator of some of the most inspiring paintings of the past two decades and a producer of some of the worst schlock ever manufactured by a talented artist." In fact, his later work--the kind of stuff that's so popular in Christian bookstores today--"is a pseudo-referential nostalgia, a longing for what does not exist in reality but exists in the fantasy realm of possibility." For more, you can read the whole thing.