Thomas Kinkade Masterworks of Light provides a history of Thomas Kinkade’s iconic paintings. This book shares insights about the inspirational elements to Thom’s paintings, and includes beautiful full-color plates for each image. Explore Thomas Kinkade’s Cottages, Landscapes, Gardens, Chapels, Seascapes, Cityscapes and more in this must-have art book.
About Thomas Kinkade Masterworks of Light
Introduction and Essays by Wendy J. Katz
Thomas Kinkade’s light-filled paintings of cottages, mountain vistas, peaceful towns, and bustling cities have become an American success story. With his special artistry and unique spiritual vision, Kinkade strikes a chord with a large audience who admire and collect reproductions of his work. This generous selection of his finest images is meticulously reproduced – and includes old favorites, as well as new work that has never before been published in an art book.
In her introduction, Wendy J. Katz places Kinkade’s work in both an art historical context – pairing him with Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt – and a contemporary context by examining his popularity and place in today’s popular culture.
Organized by theme – The Sublime: Landscapes of Light; Narrative: Stories of Light; Nostalgia: Memories of Light; Moments of Light; and The Artist’s Hand – Masterworks of Light identifies Thomas Kinkade as a true master of landscape painting.
190 color illustrations
Table of Contents
9 – Introduction by Wendy J. Katz
36 – The Sublime: Landscapes of Light
76 – Narrative: Stories of Light
110 – Nostalgia: Memories of Light
114 – England and Ireland
130 – Country and Town
160 – Moments of Light
198 – The Artist’s Hand
220 – Plate List