the opposite of simple, authentic and true: desperately exquisite, contrived to the point of ridiculousness, trying to so hard to be ornately exceptional that you (inadvertently) end up looking like a clown. A good
example is mega-artist Matthew Barney, whose films are so self-involved and obscurely referential
that they seem about to burst
and disappear in a multidimensional clench. His wife Bjork also
fits the frame (yes she does). Most runway fashion show
pieces are also
a fine demonstration of the palace
of twee: preening to the most self-absorbed and aloof of the lot, completely devoid of true passion. Most "artist statements" in today's art world are also
laughably twee: buzzwords and effete constipated embellishments over nothing
at all. Also
can mean overplayed cloying sentimentalism, artificial exaggeration of feeling, grandstanding epicness, narcissistic saturation. See again Bjork.
Evanescence (pop band) are so goddamned twee, like
sucking on a lollipop
made of pure nutrasweet, god I wish an elevator would fall on her throat.