Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kitsch 'Indian' :)

Kitsch is a German word denoting art that is considered an inferior, tasteless copy of anything and everything. The style of art or a worthless imitation of art of recognized value. It uses elements that may be thought of as cultural icons making cheap mass-produced objects that are unoriginal is associated with the concept as well. Kitsch also refers to the types of art those have aesthetic deficiency.

Let me show you a few but very interesting examples of Indian Kitsch Art :)


  1. and they are the most interesting.. A crude way of advertisements, can be seen from Indian trains just after the Railway stations.

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  3. very nice post...where did you collect the images from..??

  4. Nice post with lovely images... !!

  5. thanks all, well pic i collected during my internship...some clicked and some from the web too.

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  7. Sorry abt the blotched comment..
    but hey, i disagree with calling these images kitsch.. this isn't kitsch. this is our unique way of expressing ourselves and attracting attention on the street! this is our unique form of advertising! this is our... awesomeness! (damn, it should have a name...)

    if you google image search "indian kitsch" though you get something vastly different. you get these very images up here- pulled out of context- splashed on bags, bottles, t-shirts and the likes (selling for oh-so-much to a largely western/NRI clientele).... well... THAT, i think is kitschy.
    this is just plain great!
    very cool pics.. :)


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