from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One having uncultivated tastes.
- adj. Uncultivated; vulgar.
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- adj. Unsophisticated, not intended for an audience of intelligence, education or culture.
- n. Someone or something of low education or culture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes
- n. a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
The exhibition includes that hard-to-classify artzone known as lowbrow, pop surrealism, graffiti, tattoo culture, and contemporary fantasy art.
To tap into the latest in lowbrow zeitgeist, I just walk down Vermont Avenue here in LA, past the front window of crazy t-shirt store Y-Que (say "ee-kay," means "so what" in Spanish).
These people actually think content isn't too big a problem, that all kinds of stories (whether so-called lowbrow or highbrow) can exist together, and that the problem is more of marketing (there! that's one of the opinions they share with you).
The publisher's success with artbooks stems from the growing popularity of so-called lowbrow art which has moved into the contemporary and commercial art realms ala artists like Ed Hardy.
(There are three episodes, remaining, including one at 10 p.m. Friday.) "All joking aside, say what you will about what you might call the lowbrow nature of many of his shows, he did something truly amazing and subversive, up there with what Steven Bochco gets credit for, with 'frak,'" Goldberg said.
In fact, their was a vibrant artistic tradition in America throughout the 19th century, one that mixed what came to be known as lowbrow and highbrow entertainment in the same evening's entertainment, and one that was owned and operated by artists not producers.
"All joking aside, say what you will about what you might call the lowbrow nature of many of his shows, he did something truly amazing and subversive, up there with what Steven Bochco gets credit for, with 'frak,'" Goldberg said.
But since larger issues are involved, since the Battle of the Brows troubles, I am told, the evening air, since the finest minds of our age have lately been engaged in debating, not without that passion which befits a noble cause, what a highbrow is and what a lowbrow, which is better and which is worse, may I take this opportunity to express my opinion and at the same time draw attention to certain aspects of the question which seem to me to have been unfortunately overlooked?
Hence, "lowbrow" is often considered synonymous with mass appeal: bestsellers, platinum albums, blockbuster films.
Rojas is rightly associated with the area's "lowbrow" Mission School, which also encompasses artists McGee, Chris Johanson, and Margaret Kilgallen, among others.