(Hard to translate English Words) Kitsch defines any art that is considered an inferior copy of an existing style. The term is also used in a more free manner when referring to any art that is pretentious, outdated or in bad taste. With the single exception of German (from whence it comes to English) the term is untranslatable into any language.
Queen of Kitsch - featuring a pink flamingo lawn ornament. Wear you badge of tackiness with pride! Kitsch is defined as something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste.... or Works of art and other objects (such as furniture) that are meant to look costly but actually are in poor taste.
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Vince Carter (15) & Tracy McGrady (1): TH NBA Jersey Buyers Guide - The Raps’ original uniforms are legendary. They define the era of cartoon jerseys, but they transcend the kitsch value most of them still hold. They’re legitimately awesome. Vince Carter is the defining player from this era, but his messy exit from Toronto might still be a sore spot. Carter’s newly-retired cousin, Tracy McGrady, is a safer bet.
ARTIST: Walter Girotto ~ (on velvet) [Kitsch: Defined as art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way. "The lava lamp is a bizarre example of sixties kitsch" I have an uneasy relationship with Kitsch and find it difficult to ignore consistently when it is beautifully rendered. The art market is awash with Kitsch, much of which will never survive – fortunately.]
The Northern Territory is home to some of the oldest living cultures on the planet. Its stories hold a defining place in our national mythology and resonate with people around the world. Yet few things tell the story of the NT like its kitsch and ephemera. Jack Kerr takes a look.
PIONEERS THROUGH THE AGES: NORMAN ROCKWELL If there is a man whose aesthetic defines Americana, it must be Norman Rockwell. He got his start as an art editor with the Boy Scouts of America, and over the years developed an iconic style that depicts the average American in honest, relatable scenarios. Though often criticized for being too kitsch or sentimental, Rockwell tackled a wide variety of subjects, from racial segregation to the American Dream. He stood firmly in contrast to the…