...except for me and my monkey! "Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see." -Rene Magritte

Monday, November 27, 2006

Ceci n'est pas une pipe, et Thomas Kinkade n'est pas un artiste

I was googling Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light (TM) to find an image of a snowy cottage that was reminisicent of the Manor House, and I wound up on this page: "Religious Affiliation of the World's Greatest Artists." Okay, laughable to include Kinkade on such a list, but the intro explained that they were purposely including popular artists. But then, the site turned insult to injury: "Cassius Coolidge, Thomas Kinkade and Rene Magritte, for example, are certainly not considered as influential or as artistically brilliant as Michelangelo or Rembrandt, but their works are highly sought after and prints of their paintings typically sell better than many painters considered historically more important."

Motherfucker, I know you did not just liken Rene Magritte to Thomas Kinkade. RIGHT? Because those two should not be mentioned in the same sentence, ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever.