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Definitions for kitsch
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kitschnoun

    excessively garish or sentimental art; usually considered in bad taste

Wiktionary

  1. kitschnoun

    Art, decorative objects and other forms of representation of questionable artistic or aesthetic value; a representation that is excessively sentimental, overdone, or vulgar.

  2. kitschadjective

    Said especially of art and decor that is considered of questionable aesthetic value; excessively sentimental, overdone or vulgar.

  3. Etymology: From Kitsch, from dialectal kitschen, the word and concept were popularized in the 1930's by several critics who opposed it to avant garde art.

Wikipedia

  1. Kitsch

    Kitsch ( KITCH; loanword from German) is a term applied to art and design that is perceived as naïve imitation, overly eccentric, gratuitous or of banal taste.The modern avant garde traditionally opposed kitsch for its melodramatic tendencies, its superficial relationship with the human condition and its naturalistic standards of beauty. In the first half of the 20th century, kitsch was used in reference to mass-produced, pop-cultural products that lacked the conceptual depth of fine art. However, since the emergence of Pop Art in the 1950s, kitsch has taken on newfound highbrow appeal, often wielded in knowingly ironic, humorous or earnest manners. To brand visual art as "kitsch" is often still pejorative, though not exclusively. Art deemed kitsch may be enjoyed in an entirely positive and sincere manner. For example, it carries the ability to be quaint or "quirky" without being offensive on the surface, as in the Dogs Playing Poker paintings. Along with visual art, the quality of kitsch can be used to describe works of music, literature or any other creative medium. Kitsch relates to camp, as they both incorporate irony and extravagance.

ChatGPT

  1. kitsch

    Kitsch is 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. It refers to the type of cheap, mass-produced and often tacky goods accessible to the general public. Its visual and artistic appeal is generally considered to be low-brow or superficial.

Wikidata

  1. Kitsch

    Kitsch is a style of mass-produced art or design using cultural icons. The term is generally reserved for unsubstantial or gaudy works, 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 that convey exaggerated sentimentality and melodrama, hence, kitsch art is closely associated with sentimental art.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KITSCH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kitsch is ranked #104156 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kitsch surname appeared 172 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kitsch.

    94.7% or 163 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitsch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitsch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of kitsch in a Sentence

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    As more consumer 360 cameras become available, more content producers will bring us past the current landscape of kitsch and clich.

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