When they’re not confined within their loneliness, people express feelings with extreme and pathetic gestures. They are young, feminine, naked, beautiful and desperate, and not afraid of showing it. This, combined with the fascination for a photo-realistic romantic style, may be seen as kitsch; but following the example of Odd Nerdrum: kitsch is „all that was conceived as brown, old-fashioned, sentimental, melodramatic and pathetic. As the Austrian author and philosopher Herman Broch put it in the 1930’s: «Kitsch is the Anti-Christ, stagnation and death»”