I don't think this painting by Thomas Kincade is art.
But I do think that this spoof of a Kincade painting by Jim Blanchard is.
So what is art? And when does it become art? When does art stop being a craft and what's the difference?
Andres Serrano, 1986
The question is not whether or not you like something. It's easy to dismiss work I don't like as something other than art. My dislike of the work of Thomas Kincade is not what's underneath my dismissal of his stuff.
Red, Orange, Tan and Purple
Mark Rothko, 1949
Pablo Picasso, 1937
Vincent van Gogh, 1889
The Luncheon of the Boating Party
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881
Morning Looking East Over the Hudson Valley from the Catskill Mountains
Frederic E. Church, 1848
Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber
Juan Sánchez Cotán, 1602
Ignudo from the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo Buonaroti, 1512
Illustration from Li Livres dou Santé by Aldobrandino of Siena
Artist unknown, late 13th century
The Barberini Faun
Ancient Greek artist unknown, 300, BCE
So what's art?