More Monster Mash-Ups: War On Kincade

war_on_kinkade_09_by_rolanddeschane-d6rme1nAs you know, lately I’ve been fascinated with recycled art, or the process of one artist adding their own vision to already existing, usually cheery and innocuous works, especially those that are sold for pennies at thrift stores. And it looks like a lot of you guys are too. So if you enjoyed last week’s mash-up works by Chris McMahon and Thyrza Segal, then you’ll dig what artist Jeff Bennett has done with the ubiquitous work of artist Thomas Kincade.

A prolific artist, the recently deceased Kincade 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. He specialized in dreamlike visions of perfect towns and villages, using done up in warm, twinkling lights, which prompted Kincade to be dubbed “The Painter Of Light.”

But in a series called, “War On Kincade,” Bennett places Kincade’s bucolic settings right in the middle of an aggressive occupation by the Galactic Empire of Star Wars. Bennett seamlessly introduced the stormtroopers, creatures and machines of The Empire into the scenes, and it’s amazing how seamlessly some of them fit. Still, it doesn’t look like the Force is with the cutesy villages and cottages of Thomas Kincade, and while Darth Vader is nowhere in sight, where’s Luke Skywalker when you really need him?


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13 Responses to More Monster Mash-Ups: War On Kincade

  1. Kongo says:

    I was never a fan of Kinkade, it just wasn’t my style but I like these galactic invasion paintings…they’re fun.

  2. Colline says:

    The result looks a little eerie, but in a good way. I can see stories in these pictures.

  3. That’s incredible that 1 in 20 homes had a copy of his works! Very relaxing hues and tones with a bit of a middle earth New Zealand vibe. I’m so glad you found a great way of commemorating the works of this celebrated artist by SULLYING HIS EFFORTS WITH STAR WARS YOU BASTARD(S)!! 😀

    • hehe … hey there SSY. I know … I owe Mr. Kincade a big apology.
      Hmmmm … Middle Earth New Zealand … that’s an apt correlation. Maybe the next round should feature characters from the Lord Of The Rings!

  4. cyardin says:

    LOVE IT! The dark side of the force is strong in these paintings (mashups). Now all we need is a litany of ewoks lying around (or is it smurfs?).

  5. Paula says:

    Very imaginative!

  6. Impybat says:

    HAHA!!! I wish I could like this a million times! Thomas Kincade’s detestable works of “art” needed this!

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