Kitsch

Kitsch (tʃ; loanword from German) is a low-brow style of mass-produced art or design using popular or cultural icons. Kitsch generally includes unsubstantial or gaudy works or decoration, or works that are calculated to have popular appeal. The concept of kitsch is applied to artwork that was a response to the 19th-century art with aesthetics tha...
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kitsch

noun art in pretentious bad taste
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Kitsch

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kitsch

excessively garish or sentimental art
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kitsch

excessively garish or sentimental art
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kitsch

In the arts, anything that claims to have an aesthetic purpose but is tawdry and tasteless. It usually applies to cheap sentimental works produced for the mass market, such as those found in souvenir shops and chain stores, but it is also used for any art that is considered in bad taste. In the 1960s pop art began to explore the potential of kitsch...
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Kitsch

Kitsch is the German word for trash. Sometime in the 1920s it came into use in English to describe particularly cheap, vulgar and sentimental forms of popular and commercial culture. In 1939, the American art critic Clement Greenberg published a famous essay titled 'Avant-Garde and Kitsch'. In it he defined kitsch and examined its relationship to t...
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kitsch

kitsch [Ger.,=trash], term most frequently applied since the early 20th cent. to works considered pretentious and tasteless. Exploitative commercial objects such as Mona Lisa scarves and abominable plaster reproductions of sculptural masterpieces are described as kitsch, as are works that claim arti...
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Kitsch

Pretentious, low-quality work which is 'thrown together'.
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kitsch

[n] - art in pretentious bad taste
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