Have had this on my bookmarks for quite a while, but here seems a better place to save the link: Conservative Art II; Kinkade vs. Friedrich. Even if we ignore the metaphor of art for politics, Heather and Michael do a much better job than I could of analyzing what's wrong with commercial fine art such as Kinkade's, by way of a comparison between a piece by Friedrich and Kinkade's rip-off of same: "His art is a paltry and more easily digestible weak misreading of basic tropes that have been around for a long time. It is done with the intention of not requiring thought, and perhaps enforcing a lack thereof."