How do you define "kitsch"?

How do you define "kitsch"? If your answer is "A savory, open-faced pastry crust pie with a savory custard filling of cheese, meat and vegetables," then you need to consult a dictionary. Conversations about kitsch are tricky business. What exactly is it? Can any art that makes you feel warm and fuzzy be called "kitsch"? Usually, when the subject comes up, I end up going back to Gregory Wolfe's editorial on the work of Thomas Kinkade. It's always helpful. Today, thanks to a Tweet and … [Read more...]


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