21st Century Kitsch

Good art is difficult to do, great art even more so. Personally, despite the technical accomplishment, The Prophecy strikes me as kitsch of the highest order. It’s a pity, because the artist, Aymeric Giraudel, has some stunning digital photos on his site. But this work leaves me stone cold. It’s The Chinese Girl for the 21st Century gay male fashionista. And the accompanying video – complete with Madonna reading a bowdlerised version of Revelations – is even more toe-curling. Not for me. Give me Pierre et Gilles any day.
 
 

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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1 Response to 21st Century Kitsch

  1. Gelert says:

    Pretty, bland, odd. Didn’t do much for me either fraid.

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