Re: Kitsch, “high art”, “low art”
I try not to use a big vocabulary to describe art, styles or genres, probably because my memory sucks now that I am pushing 70.
What I do find is that the difference between work that I find appealing and stuff that I find appalling, doesn't seem to have a very wide transition area like I would expect. It is usually an abrupt, dead horse laying in the road, standing on the brakes kind of difference. The impression comes on the instant I look at the piece, no pondering or analysis required...EVER.