Posted by the trend stalker on 6th June 2013

Baroque

It is not the same as kitsch folks

Wikipedia has enlightened me on the difference. Baroque is an adjective “relating to or denoting a style of European architecture, music, and art of the 17th and 18th centuries that followed mannerism and is characterised by ornate detail. In architecture the period is exemplified by the palace of Versailles and by the work of Bernini in Italy”. It is a highly ornate and extravagant in style. Kitsch is an adjective used typically to describe “a form of art that is considered an inferior, tasteless copy of an extant style of art.”

Source: galenfrysinger.com via Tracy on Pinterest

So an object could be baroque… or it could be kitsch… or it could be barokitsch. Yes, I have just coined a new style term for any baroque-inspired look that is also just plain kitsch. How do you tell the difference? Well, it is your call – after all both art and style are very personal.

Here is a collection of each category as I see it. Perhaps you disagree?

Baroque

 

Source: Uploaded by user via Ariel on Pinterest

 

Barokitsch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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