Re: American Japanese-like art: is it plagiarism?
wow, just reading that original post made me angry....
one of my friend's teachers told her that drawing in the anime style was "kitsch" but, calling it plagiarism?! that's really awful!
Kitsch (English pronunciation: /ˈkɪtʃ/, as in German) is a German word denoting art that is considered an inferior, tasteless copy of an extant style of art or a worthless imitation of art of recognized value. The concept is associated with the deliberate use of elements that may be thought of as cultural icons while making cheap mass-produced objects that are unoriginal. Kitsch also refers to the types of art that are aesthetically deficient (whether or not being sentimental, glamorous, theatrical, or creative) and that make creative gestures which merely imitate the superficial appearances of art through repeated conventions and formulae. Excessive sentimentality often is associated with the term.
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lol this word is used in our language... so sorry for having a big vocabulary. =_= i didn't need to look it up; i didn't think i'd need to explain.