Kitsch – “A second hand experience”

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Kitsch is art or other objects that, generally speaking, appeal to popular rather than “high art” tastes, something that appeals to popular or lowbrow taste and is often of poor quality.

The word Kitsch has first appeared In Munich, in second half of 19th century and was used in street markets for different kinds of souvenirs – quick sketches, postcards, small painted sculptures. Later the term became popular all over the Europe and included photos (especially erotic), posters, advertisement, comics and even Art of the Salon and Hollywood movies.

“Bullfight painting” honourable mention. Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery.

Exhibitions and events

My painting “Bull fight” was granted an honourable mention once again! This time it takes part in “Creative Inspiration 2017” event at Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery. Looks like this painting is really lucky for me!

Museum Branly quai – Gates to chthonic dimension

Museums

If I ask you what is the capital of art now you would probably say that it is London or New-York. And you will be right. But let’s not forget that some time ago a capital of art was Paris. Belle Époque, Salon de Paris, impressionism, fashion – these are some of the associations that come to my mind when I am talking about art and Paris. Besides of that we should remember that France was a great colonial empire that had domains all over the world: in North America and South America, Asia, Oceania and Africa of course. So you can imagine how many artefacts of traditional cultures were exported to the metropolis.