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"Embracing the Quirky Charm

Background imageKitsch Collection: La Vierge aux anges, 1900. Creator: William-Adolphe Bouguereau

La Vierge aux anges, 1900. Creator: William-Adolphe Bouguereau
La Vierge aux anges, 1900. Virgin and angels

Background imageKitsch Collection: The Guggenheim, designed by architect Frank Gehry, and Puppy

The Guggenheim, designed by architect Frank Gehry, and Puppy, the dog flower sculpture by Jeff Koons, Bilbao, Basque country, Spain, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Statue of Freddie Mercury, Montreux, Canton Vaud, Switzerland, Europe

Statue of Freddie Mercury, Montreux, Canton Vaud, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Rock N Roll Dance

Rock N Roll Dance
Rock and roll enthusiasts, dressed in 1950s clothes, including DA hairstyles, Teddy Boy jackets and spotted dresses which swirl to reveal stocking-tops!

Background imageKitsch Collection: I love aruba sign in downtown Oranjestad, capital of Aruba, ABC Islands, Netherlands Antilles

I love aruba sign in downtown Oranjestad, capital of Aruba, ABC Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageKitsch Collection: Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman

Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman
Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Depiction of the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus, (who played a lyre, not a lute)

Background imageKitsch Collection: Souvenir dolls in traditional Hungarian costumes, Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Souvenir dolls in traditional Hungarian costumes, Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Beer steins, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Beer steins, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Beach huts in the snow at Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, England

Beach huts in the snow at Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, England

Background imageKitsch Collection: Flamingo made of wood attached to pink mailbox, Sanibel Island, Florida

Flamingo made of wood attached to pink mailbox, Sanibel Island, Florida, United States of America, North America

Background imageKitsch Collection: Puppy, the dog flower sculpture by Jeff Koons, Bilbao, Basque country, Spain, Europe

Puppy, the dog flower sculpture by Jeff Koons, Bilbao, Basque country, Spain, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Childhoods Treasures, 1886, (c1930). Creator: Marianne Stokes

Childhoods Treasures, 1886, (c1930). Creator: Marianne Stokes
Childhoods Treasures, 1886, (c1930). Children with a litter of newborn puppies. Painting in the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham

Background imageKitsch Collection: Statue of Freddie Mercury, Montreux, Canton Vaud, Switzerland, Europe

Statue of Freddie Mercury, Montreux, Canton Vaud, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Wrapping Gifts 1950S

Wrapping Gifts 1950S
Festive model in red baby doll nightie with broderie Anglaise trim & white slingback shoes sits on a cushion & wraps presents, showing her knickers in the process

Background imageKitsch Collection: Breakdancing

Breakdancing
A breakdancer spins round on his back and stuns his teenage onlookers. Note the profusion of of white clothes and stilettos, slip-on shoes with white socks, perms and mullets

Background imageKitsch Collection: Winslow, Arizona, United States. Route 66

Winslow, Arizona, United States. Route 66

Background imageKitsch Collection: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageKitsch Collection: Built in the 1840s

Built in the 1840s, Palacio de Pena in the hills above Sintra is a deliberate fantasy of kitsch. It was abandoned in 1910 by the fleeing royal family

Background imageKitsch Collection: Beach huts in the snow at Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, England

Beach huts in the snow at Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, England

Background imageKitsch Collection: Souvenir dolls in traditional Hungarian costumes, Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Souvenir dolls in traditional Hungarian costumes, Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Festive Nutty Squirrel 2

Festive Nutty Squirrel 2
Oh what an enormous nut for such a small squirrel. Festive tableau with nut munching stuffed red squirrel nestling amongst the holly berries

Background imageKitsch Collection: Behind the Scenes at Theatre de L Abri, Paris, France

Behind the Scenes at Theatre de L Abri, Paris, France
Behind the Scenes at the erotic revue performed at the Theatre de L Abri, Paris, France with principal dancer Louis Espinoza - Le Ballet des Nymphes. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKitsch Collection: The wailing women, 1922. Creator: Henry Traut

The wailing women, 1922. Creator: Henry Traut
The wailing women, 1922. Paula Rendl as Mary Magdalene, Martha Veit as the Virgin Mary, Melchior Breitsamter as St John: players in the Oberammergau Passion Play

Background imageKitsch Collection: Pink flamingo wearing candy cane hat

Pink flamingo wearing candy cane hat
Pink lawn flamingo wearing a tree shaped hat made out of mint candies

Background imageKitsch Collection: British Kitsch Art Deco Christmas Card, Carol Singing Chicks

British Kitsch Art Deco Christmas Card, Carol Singing Chicks. Date: circa 1925

Background imageKitsch Collection: Silhouette swimwear advertisement, 1962

Silhouette swimwear advertisement, 1962
Jolly advertisement for Silhouette swimwear featuring a number of smiling (and, perhaps a little vacuous-looking) women on a beach wearing some brightly printed swimwear

Background imageKitsch Collection: Kitsch Greek Greetings Postcard

Kitsch Greek Greetings Postcard
A kitsch Greek Greetings card, featuring a rather unusual bird (cross between a swallow and a dove!?) carrying a message of good wishes across the sea, surrounded by a border of red and pink flowers

Background imageKitsch Collection: Rock N Rollers

Rock N Rollers
Rock and roll enthusiasts, dressed in 1950s clothes, including DA hairstyles, Teddy Boy jackets and spotted dresses which swirl to reveal stocking-tops!

Background imageKitsch Collection: Soviet fur hats for sale in Peterhof (Petrodvorets), St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe

Soviet fur hats for sale in Peterhof (Petrodvorets), St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Coronation hair clips, 1953

Coronation hair clips, 1953
A pair of regal hair clips produced to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 featuring a small crown on each one and a picture of a youthful Princess Elizabeth on the packaging

Background imageKitsch Collection: Robin knitting pattern featuring old chap with pipe

Robin knitting pattern featuring old chap with pipe
Cover of a Robin knitting pattern for a fetching tank top for the dapper gent in your life. Date: c.1955

Background imageKitsch Collection: The annual Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

The annual Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Cocktail fashion, 1958

Cocktail fashion, 1958
A woman wearing a white lace cocktail dress by Bijou, enjoys a cocktail at what is now considered quite a kitsch, Tiki-style bar

Background imageKitsch Collection: Wooden crafts, Tampaksiring Village, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Wooden crafts, Tampaksiring Village, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageKitsch Collection: Christmas decoration stall, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Christmas decoration stall, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Background imageKitsch Collection: Festive Nutty Squirrel 5

Festive Nutty Squirrel 5
Festive tableau with a stuffed red squirrel about to ascend an ivy and holly berry clad tree in order to add to his winter nut hoard

Background imageKitsch Collection: Festive Nutty Squirrel 3

Festive Nutty Squirrel 3
Festive tableau with a stuffed red squirrel perched amongst the holly berries with his nut and pine cone hoard gathered in for the winter

Background imageKitsch Collection: Festive Nutty Squirrel

Festive Nutty Squirrel
Festive tableau with nut munching stuffed red squirrel posed on a branch decorated with holly berries

Background imageKitsch Collection: Harrahs on The Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard)

Harrahs on The Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard), Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageKitsch Collection: 'Two Yorkshire Bairns,' by J. Deffet Francis...Wakefield Fine-Art and Industrial Exhibition, 1865

"Two Yorkshire Bairns," by J. Deffet Francis...Wakefield Fine-Art and Industrial Exhibition, 1865
"Two Yorkshire Bairns," by J. Deffet Francis, in the Wakefield Fine-Art and Industrial Exhibition, 1865. Engraving of a painting

Background imageKitsch Collection: 'Le Petit Minet', by W. L. Thomas...exhibition of the Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 1865

"Le Petit Minet", by W. L. Thomas...exhibition of the Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 1865
"Le Petit Minet", by W. L. Thomas, from the exhibition of the Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 1865. 'Mr

Background imageKitsch Collection: 'The Swing,' by W. L. Thomas, in the Exhibition of the Society of British Artists, 1864

"The Swing," by W. L. Thomas, in the Exhibition of the Society of British Artists, 1864. 'Mr. Thomas has rendered his drawing on wood too well for it to stand in need of verbal

Background imageKitsch Collection: 'Forest Leaves', by S. Anderson, in the Exhibition of the Society of British Artists, 1864

"Forest Leaves", by S. Anderson, in the Exhibition of the Society of British Artists, 1864. Creator: W. L
"Forest Leaves", by S. Anderson, in the Exhibition of the Society of British Artists, 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imageKitsch Collection: 'On Thoughts of Charity Intent', by Miss E. Brownlow - from the Female Artists' Exhibition, 1864

"On Thoughts of Charity Intent", by Miss E. Brownlow - from the Female Artists' Exhibition, 1864. A '...charming little picture

Background imageKitsch Collection: 'Going To School,' by T. Webster, R.A., in the National Gallery..., South Kensington, 1864

"Going To School," by T. Webster, R.A., in the National Gallery..., South Kensington, 1864. Creator: W Thomas
"Going To School," by T. Webster, R.A., in the National Gallery (British School), South Kensington, 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imageKitsch Collection: Sweet Love. Victorian Valentine card

Sweet Love. Victorian Valentine card
BAL14594 Sweet Love. Victorian Valentine card; Hereford City Museum and Art Gallery, Herefordshire, UK

Background imageKitsch Collection: Menagerie by Charles M.Crandall, American, 1870

Menagerie by Charles M.Crandall, American, 1870
BAL1346 Menagerie by Charles M.Crandall, American, 1870; Private Collection



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"Embracing the Quirky Charm: Exploring Kitsch Around the World" From a statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux to an "I Love Aruba" sign in downtown Oranjestad they can be found in every corner of the globe. This unique aesthetic captures our attention and transports us into a world where eccentricity reigns supreme. In Europe, Budapest showcases its love for kitsch with souvenir dolls donning traditional Hungarian costumes, while Prague boasts beer steins that add a touch of whimsy to any gathering. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao takes it up a notch with Frank Gehry's architectural masterpiece and Jeff Koons' Puppy sculpture – an enchanting blend of art and playfulness. Even amidst snow-covered landscapes, beach huts at Wells next the Sea stand as colorful symbols of joy and nostalgia. Meanwhile, Marianne Stokes' Childhoods Treasures painting reminds us of simpler times when innocence was cherished. Wrapping gifts may seem mundane, but vintage photographs from the 1950s reveal how even this everyday task can exude kitschy charm. And who could resist a wooden flamingo attached to a pink mailbox on Sanibel Island? It's these unexpected encounters that make life more vibrant. Kitsch is not just about tackiness; it celebrates individuality and embraces unconventional beauty. Whether it's through music or dance like Rock N Roll Dance or through quirky sculptures like Jeff Koons' Puppy, kitsch invites us to let go of conventions and revel in unabashed delight. So next time you stumble upon something wonderfully bizarre – be it Freddie Mercury immortalized in stone or an eclectic collection of trinkets – take a moment to appreciate its playful spirit. Kitsch is all around us if we open our eyes to its captivating allure.