It’s my duty, every so often, to make fun of Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled “Painter of Light.”
One reader of a past post commented, “I like to think of Kinkade as ‘Painter of outdoor mood lighting emanating from no intelligible source and obeying no discernible laws of physics or common sense.’”
A Kinkade fan responded: “I’m biting my tongue right now, thinking of Christian iconography…”
He thought he had made a telling point—and actually he had, by reminding us to talk about light. Here’s some of that Christian iconography:
Is there “no intelligible source” of light in these pictures? Of course not. The source is quite explicitly God Himself.
The first...READ MORE