This rose looks nice but something makes me wonder. Is it kitsch? The kitsch definition is: “calculated to have popular appeal” – a crowd pleaser.
Kant describes the direct appeal to the senses as “barbaric” – I feel similar. The presence of sentimentality and the lack of originality seems Kitsch. I can go to a bloody supermarket and they display posters of the same rose, no origanility or whatsoever. The supermarket put it there to please the crowd – it’s demanded and formulted by the needs of the market and the masses. It gives the people leisure and something to watch or observe. It is the denial of shit – a sanitized view of the world, in which all answers are given in advance and preclude any questions.
Urban dictionary Kitsch definition
As an art movement, lifestyle, or literature and film genre, kitsch is pleasingly distasteful. It’s melodramatic, overdone, gaudy and tacky or sentimental and folksy. It’s so bad that it’s cool. Your cat might attack it, but it’s hot.
And, no, Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer are NOT bad enough to be kitsch. At all. Paris and Nicole though…
You’re looking rather kitschy today, your grandma’s neckace is hot.
I saw an awesome Andy Warhol knockoff at the galley yesterday, it was so kitsch. I couldn’t get it though, I didn’t have the cash. *sounds dissappointed*