If modern architecture had a polar opposite, it would be the work of Thomas Kinkade, the late painter whose bucolic artwork is synonymous with mall kiosks. And yet, when combined, the two make for some brilliant trolling.
Just in "case" you're interested in bucolic river views and drinking water straight from your very own stone well, here is Charles and Ray Eames' charming Case Study Cabin the Eighth: pic.twitter.com/GmK6dxwFmp— the "schtick" haver (@robyniko) August 21, 2018
You can thank the Twitter account @robyniko for what is sure to be your new computer wallpaper. The architect recently updated some of Kinkade’s famous paintings and they are...well, let’s just say, we don’t love it but we also don’t hate it.
Pack your bags for a rocky seaside getaway at the Gehryhaus! You'll love the *squints at copy* homey chain link fence & softly weathered *checks notes* corrugated steel siding while you eat a homemade breakfast in the soft glow of the *deep sigh* aggressively geometric sun room. pic.twitter.com/Wv6mfHGN1u— the "schtick" haver (@robyniko) August 20, 2018
To make the mashups, photos of modernist classics like Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, and the Eames House, were plopped into the middle of Kincade’s work via Photoshop. With a little softening and finessing, the houses blend right into Kinkade’s overwrought pastoral paintings. We’re not sure what this says about modern architecture, but then again, maybe there’s nothing much to say at all. Enjoy!
Ok this might have to be the last one for today. I present to you, the Farnswoods House: pic.twitter.com/qRSE1LpWmE— the "schtick" haver (@robyniko) August 19, 2018