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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Cousin of camp|
|Show of lowbrow taste|
|Lawn gnomes, e.g.|
|Garden gnomes and such|
|Velvet Elvis, e.g.|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|Borrowed from the German, it's a term for art exhibiting sentimental bad taste|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|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.|
|art in pretentious bad taste|
|of a display that is tawdry or vulgar|
|art, decorative objects, or design considered by many people to be ugly, without style, or false but enjoyed by other people, often because they are funny:|
|showy art or cheap, decorative objects that are attractive to people who are thought to lack any appreciation of style or beauty:|
|Sentimentality or vulgar, often pretentious bad taste, especially in the arts: "When money tries to buy beauty it tends to purchase a kind of courteous kitsch ( William H. Gass).|
|An example or examples of kitsch.|
|Of, being, or characterized by kitsch: "The kitsch kitchen ... has aqua-and-white gingham curtains and rubber duck-yellow walls painted in a fried-egg motif ( Suzanne Cassidy).|
Kitsch (; loanword from German), also called cheesiness or tackiness, is art or other objects that appeal to popular rather than high art tastes. Such objects are sometimes appreciated in a knowingly ironic or humorous way. The word was first applied to artwork that was a response to certain divisions of 19th-century art with aesthetics that favored what later art critics would consider to be exaggerated sentimentality and melodrama. Hence, 'kitsch art' is closely associated with 'sentimental art'. Kitsch is also related to the concept of camp, because of its humorous and ironic nature.|
* To brand visual art as "kitsch" is generally pejorative, as it implies that the work in question is gaudy, or that it serves a solely ornamental and decorative purpose rather than amounting to a work of true artistic merit. The chocolate box artist Thomas Kinkade (19582012), whose idyllic landscape scenes were often lampooned by art critics as "maudlin" and "schmaltzy", is considered a leading example o