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Thomas Kinkade, one of the most popular artists in America, has died at his California home, his family said. He was 54. Family and friends recalled the artist as a generous man, who inspired others and will missed.
“He had a rare ability to exude a sense of warmth, a transcendent light,” said Robert Goodwin, who wrote the book “Points of Light: A Celebration of the American Spirit of Giving,” with Kinkade. “He had a great commitment to inspire others — one who was nurtured in his early life by family and friends and church to really be an example of selfless acts of service,” he said Saturday.
Kinkade’s death at his Los Gatos home appeared to be from natural causes, according to the family. “Thom provided a wonderful life for his family,” his wife, Nanette, said in a statement late Friday night. “We are shocked and saddened by his death.”Art from the self-described “painter of light,” adorns many living rooms in America. It emphasizes simple pleasures and warm, positive images of idyllic cottages, lighthouses and colorful gardens. “My mission as an artist is to capture those special moments in life adorned with beauty and light,” Kinkade said in a message on his website. “I work to create images that project a serene simplicity that can be appreciated and enjoyed by everyone. That’s what I mean by sharing the light.”
Kinkade painted more than 1,000 pieces on various topics, including cabins, nature scenes, seascapes and classic Americana. In 2006, the artist recalled one of his earliest lessons during an interview with CNN’s Larry King.”When I was a young boy, my mother told me, ‘Your talents are God’s gifts to you, and what you do with those talents are your gift to God,'” he said.
Meditating Buddha figure sits in the middle of an enlightening rays of light in this vintage style Buddha art perfect for any wall! Fantastic Buddha art gift!
Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, lies 125 miles south of Delhi, connected to the capital by the special ‘Tourist Express’ which leaves Delhi at 7am and can bring you back by 10pm – regular express trains from Delhi, Madras and Bombay also stop at Agra. These are flights from Delhi, Calcutta, Benares and other cities; air-conditioned buses for day tours are also availableç If you coming from Delhi by road, the first monument of Agra is the tomb of Akbar the Great at Sikandra; the central mausoleum is four-storied affair, of which the top story is in marble and the bottom three in red stone.
The extraordiranily beautiful Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world and a masterpiece in marble, was built in 12 years by an army of 20,000. Dominating the city of Agra is the massive Red Fort, the creation of successive emperors. Twent-six miles southwest of Agra is the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, once the imperial capital and now a collection of abandoned, but well-preserved mosques, mansions and palaces. In Agra hotels are Clark’s Shiraz and the Grand.
On the banks of the sacred river Ganges, halfway between Delhi and Calcutta, stands Varanasi (Benares), Hinduism’s greatest city where for thousands of years pilgrims have cleansed themselves of their signs on the ghats, the steps leading down to the river. Local craftsmen are world-famous for their silks and brocades. Clark’s Hotel, Mah Road, has single rooms.
The walled ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, the capital of the State of Rajasthan, is encircled by rugged hills, crowned with medieval fortresses. Among the famous buildings are the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds); the City Palace, housing a collection of weapons, rugs, manuscripts and paintings and the Amber Palace, dominating the city. Hotels in Jaipur are the Jai Mahal Palace, Rambagh and State Hotel.