Item description for Thomas Kinkade: Paintings of Radiant Light by Thomas Kinkade & Philippa Reed...
Overview Celebrating the charming and radiant works of Thomas Kinkade, a foremost contemporary painter of light, this delightful volume recounts the uplifting story of the artist's life and adventures, recalls the inspiration behind his work, and describes the fascinating personal references--to loved ones and to his faith--found in his paintings. Over 75 color illustrations. 3 gatefolds.
Publishers Description Thomas Kinkade's delightful paintings of cottages, countrysides, tranquil small-town America, and bustling cities seem infused with a special vision. Perhaps no American artist since Norman Rockwell has been so admired and collected for such warm, engaging scenes of American life. This inspiring volume features beautiful fold-out color plates and celebrates the radiant works of the foremost contemporary painter of light. This book, which includes Kinkade's newest paintings, recounts the uplifting story of his life and adventures. In his own words, Kinkade recalls the inspiration behind his works and describes the fascinating personal references - to loved ones and to his faith - found in his paintings. The most comprehensive portfolio of Kinkade's art ever printed, this volume includes detailed descriptions of his works and lavish full-color reproductions that illustrate the luminous "Kinkade glow" so collected and treasured today.
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Studio: Abbeville Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 12" Height: 9" Weight: 3.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1995
Publisher Abbeville Press
ISBN 0789200821 ISBN13 9780789200822
Availability 0 units.
More About Thomas Kinkade & Philippa Reed
Thomas Kinkade emphasized simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his art. Thom believed that both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings had been given to him as a gift. His goal as an artist was to touch people of all faiths and to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he created.
Katherine Spencer was a fiction editor before turning to a full-time career as a writer. The author of more than thirty books, she also writes the Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries under her real name, Anne Canadeo. She lives with her husband and daughter in a small village on the Long Island Sound. Outside of her office, she is active in many community projects, including aiding the homeless, preparing food for those in need, and participating in a literacy outreach program that promotes reading and provides free books.
Thomas Kinkade lived in the state of California. Thomas Kinkade was born in 1958 and died in 2012.
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I know Great Art when i see it. Dec 21, 2005
Real Review: The reviewers below (the ones who get to harsh on Kincaid's art work) are just envious because they don't know how to paint at all, and because they are not making millions of dollars in the end. Beautiful art does not have to be in the major museums of this great nation, they can just be sold anywhere and be in minor museums. The true public who decides whether the art is good or not is the People (the masses), and not the snobby elite who only go with one protocol (which for the most part is so biased). Second, this art has been mentioned on TBN in where his work is admired and respected. ------They even had a nice show on him not that long ago (for the holidays-i believe it was Thanksgiving) which explained to the viewers that his art has a hidden Christian message in it. ---I have seen his art, and it is excellent. It has detail. I don't have to be an art critic, etc., or even a painter-either pro or amateur, i know when i see good art and this is it. It is perfect, warm, beautiful, and inspiring, etc., whatever comes to mind to and for anyone, but in the end everything is simply positive, and that is the way things should be. ------Art should inspire happiness in one as well as warm feelings about life, and family. -----I have a masters degree in education, and i know when i see beautiful things in life and Thomas Kinkaid's work is a work of art, etc. -----Thomas Kincaid paints and knows how to do it, while his critics below (may not be blessed with a God given ability). Thomas Kincaid is the (Johanne Verhmeer) of America. If anyone meets this artist, get him to paint you a live portrait (pay him thousands for one), something original, it will be worth it!
Eh gads!! Sep 15, 2005
Ah, Thomas Kinkade's "art" -- an oxymoron if one ever existed. While Thom can take comfort in his fortune, his millions will never buy him what he truly seeks -- The respect of the art community. Nope, Kinkade's kitch will never grace the walls of a major museum or art gallery (unless of course he happens to own the place). Instead, his mass-produced, brass-plated monstrosities can found at a mall near you. It's the fine art of "collecting" for the art-ignorant -- people who can't wait to dump their kid's college funds on an over-priced "limited edition" reproduction from a professional marketer. Those of you that have a Kinkade numbered art-product hanging over your Levitz sofa may like this book. Those with taste in art, run -- run fast.
Junk food for the eyes May 2, 2005
This work is healing in the same way a butterscotch sundae is healing...feels good...but no substitute for excellence..for substantive work.For artists in this genre(representational beauty/landscape) see Gustav Baumann or the work of photographer Christopher Burkett(once you see this mans work..Kinkaides will appear as primitive in concept, execution,and emotional investment as a childs paint by number set!!)
Paintings of Radiant Light Sep 21, 2000
This book is a bit pricey but is absolutely marvelous. Thomas Kinkade is one of the premier artists today and this book is full of his incredible work along with Kinkade's insightful comments about the idea behind each work. The book is divided into various sections: Gardens, cities, cottages etc that add a nice touch and make it easier to find a print. In addition, there are a couple of prints that fold out to larger size as they are bigger than the page allows. If you love Kinkade's work then I think you will love this despite the high price tag.
His paintings are awesome! Mar 31, 2000
I recently received this book in my home and was just totally mesmerized by the beautiful artwork; I couldn't put the book down. You could not possibly pick a favorite amongst his works; I just love them all. To me personally, his works make me appreciate God's beauty all around us, gives me a calming feeling when I am hit by hard times which I am personally going through now, and I could just go on and on about this magnificant painter! Whenever I feel sad or upset about something, I just look at this works and a smile comes across my face, making me feel like things will get better and everything is all right with the world! I highly recommend anything by this man! You will never regret purchasing anything by him. It is definitely money well spent.