Modern Art and the Grotesque
Edited by Frances S. ConnellyISBN: 0521818842; 9780521818841;
Book DescriptionFrances Connelly examines how the concept of the "grotesque" has influenced the history, practice, and theory of art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The grotesque has been adopted by a succession of artists as a way to push beyond established boundaries; explore alternate modes of experience and expression; and challenge the status quo. Examining specific images by a range of artists, such as Ingres, Gauguin, Hoch, de Kooning, Polke, and Mona Hatoum, these essays encompassa variety of media--including medical illustration, paintings, prints, photography, multimedia installations, and film.