The writer's reason for making this study is a felt lack of taste and a general misunderstanding and misuse of the visual arts in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She is convinced that art, generally considered as a matter of personal taste, is actually a matter of professional judgement. A characteristic of our time is the "do-it-yourself" trend and to make up ones own mind about everything without any consultation of authorities and also a loss of feeling for integrity in productions of the human mind and hand which broke down the fences against kitsch and opened up the way, not only into man's environment, but also into his thinking. May the reader find in this study a help towards a better understanding and a greater awareness of the problem of kitsch.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Art
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Schlinker, Lori, "Kitsch in the Visual Arts and Advertisement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" (1971). All Theses and Dissertations. 5094.
Art, religion, Mormon art, Kitsch