Kitsch is not art

To tell you the truth, I am rather perplexed by the concept of ‘art’. What one person considers to be ‘art’ is often not ‘art’ to another. ‘Beautiful’ and ‘ugly’ are old-fashioned concepts that are seldom applied these days; perhaps justifiably, who knows? Something repulsive, which gives you a moral hangover, and hurts your ears or eyes, may well be art. Only ‘kitsch’ is not art – we’re all agreed about that. Indeed, but what is ‘kitsch’? If only I knew!

M. C. Escher

Something repulsive, which gives you a moral hangover, and hurts your ears or eyes, may well be art. Only 'kitsch' is not art - we're all agreed about that. Indeed, but what is 'kitsch'? If only I knew! 
M. C. Escher 
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It is the beginning of the month, so we’ve got ourselves a kitsch quote! I’m always afraid, I will be running out of them soon, at least the ones that don’t sound overly academic. Still, people always talk about kitsch.

Personally, I adore the ending of this one!

Have a lovely start to your week. Don’t watch too much news. Be nice & kitschig.

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2 thoughts on “Kitsch is not art

  1. I am sorry I miss some of your posts. I hope you have a wonderful day and something unexpectedly nice makes you smile!

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