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  • Thomas Kinkade dies at 54; 'Painter of Light' worked to project 'serene simplicity'

    Thomas Kinkade dies at 54; 'Painter of Light' worked to project 'serene simplicity'
    Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled "Painter of Light" who died Friday at 54, once said he worked to "create images that project a serene simplicity." But despite his astonishing commercial success with luminous seascapes and paintings of cottages and street scenes, Kinkade's life in many ways was neither serene nor simple.
  • Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals

    Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals
    What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common? Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...

    Mona Lisa doesn't need Google Art Project

     
    Since Google Art Project launched, art lovers have been asking why the world's most famous painting -- Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- isn't included on the site that features digitized images of works from museum collections around the world.

    This Sunday: Spring books preview, Anne Lamott and jazz

     
    Our books preview for spring includes lots of events, exciting titles.

    Thomas Kinkade's life was often at odds with his pastoral vision

     
    As an artist, Thomas Kinkade, who died yesterday at 54 of natural causes, devoted himself to creating pastoral images that evoked a simpler, more innocent quality of life, but as a business man, he was more complex.