L'approche des fêtes et le thème de Noël m'ont fait découvrir l'oeuvre d'un peintre,Thomas Kinkade . Un artiste qui nous a quitté cette année.
"Thomas Kinkade (January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012) was an American painter of popular realistic, bucolic, and idyllic subjects. He is notable for the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions and other licensed products via The Thomas Kinkade Company. He characterized himself as "Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light," a phrase he protected through trademark but one originally attributed to the English master J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851).He was claimed to be "America's most-collected living artist" before his death with an estimated 1 in every 20 American homes owning a copy of one of his paintings." [Wikipedia]Le peintre de la lumière a son style propre, un peu naïf, mais tellement poétique. Les scènes qu'il dépeint ont aussi une connotation religieuse.
A key feature of Thomas Kinkade's paintings are their glowing highlights and saturated pastel colors. Rendered in highly idealistic American scene painting values, his works often portray bucolic, idyllic settings such as gardens, streams, stone cottages, lighthouses and Main Streets. His hometown of Placerville (where his works are omnipresent) is the inspiration of many of his street and snow scenes. He has also depicted various Christian themes including the Christian cross and churches.... and Christmas too ! Et je vous ai dégotté quelques tableaux, exposés chez Anne of green Gable, un site-forum dans la même veine. J'aime particulièrement les scènes de maisons sous la neige. Des maisons en fête, où il y a de la vie, ce qui contraste avec l'extérieur hivernal sombre et froid.