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GUEST,josepp BS: Obit: Thomas Kinkade - mass market 'artist' (98* d) RE: BS: Obit: Thomas Kinkade - mass market 'artist' 11 Apr 12

It wasn't anything you didn't see Bob Ross do in half an hour except Ross's stuff was better and never did Ross ever try to suggest any of these paintings were worth a crap. They were just to help art students get some extra looks at how to make a basic painting. My mother was a painter and says Kinkade's stuff is what a year's worth of art lessons allows you to do. But visual art--like good poetry and prose--needs to be saying something. No poet expects people to swoon over:

Got up this morning
Scratched my rump
Before my shower
I took a dump

There should be something the author wants to say that may inspire us. Kinkade doesn't do that and he made no attempt to do that. It was fast buck art for people who find Ernst and Picasso too challenging.

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