Thinking of getting oldies kind of gift for this coming Christmas? How about a wooden Santa figurine by Thomas Kinkade? You might have been wondering who is Thomas Kinkade? He is by far the self-proclaimed Painter of Light that claimed to be ‘America’s most collected living artist’ with an estimation that every 1 in 20 American homes own a copy of one of his paintings.
Thomas Kinkade died several months ago at April 6, 2012, he is notable for the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions and other licensed products via his Thomas Kinkade company.
One of the 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.
The fine-art world overwhelmingly derided Kinkade’s work as little more than commercially successful kitsch. Kinkade received criticism for the extent to which he had commercialized his art, for example, selling his prints on the QVC home shopping network. Others have written that his paintings are merely kitsch, without substance.
Thomas Kinkade Woodcarving Santa Figurine – The True Meaning of Christmas
Back to the Santa figurine, Thomas Kinkade has carved a nativity scene with background narration by the renowned artist himself. The scene is sculpted from polyresin and handpainted in meticulous detail, including the wrinkles on Santa’s forehead, an overflowing bag of presents behind the Santa, and the block of wood in his hand being transformed into one of the three magi.
The dimension of this Woodcarving Santa figurine is 10 x 9.5 x 10.5-inch (LxWxH), about 6 3/4 lbs in weight and the resin display is painted to look like mahogany and has a brass title plaque. Every piece of Thomas Kinkade’s miniature wWoodcarving Santa comes with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity.
To get the illuminating sense for Kinkade’s famous Victorian Christmas II, you should get three AA batteries subject for separate purchase as they are not included along with the purchase.
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Alternatively, you could find out more about Thomas Kinkade’s crystal Santa Claus figurine, after the jump…