Modern Art and the Grotesque by Frances S. ConnellyModern Art and the Grotesque by Frances S. Connelly

Modern Art and the Grotesque

EditorFrances S. Connelly

Paperback | July 23, 2009

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Frances 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, Höch, de Kooning, Polke, and Mona Hatoum, these essays encompass a variety of media--including medical illustration, paintings, prints, photography, multimedia installations, and film.
Title:Modern Art and the GrotesqueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.71 inPublished:July 23, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521115760

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Table of Contents

List of figures; Contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction Frances S. Connelly; 2. The archaeology of the modern grotesque David Summers; 3. Van Gogh's ear: toward a theory of disgust Michel Chaouli; 4. Conceiving Barbara Maria Stafford; 5. Blemished physiologies: Delacroix, Paganini and the cholera epidemic of 1832 Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer; 6. Ingres and the poetics of the grotesque Heather McPherson; 7. The Stones of Venice: John Ruskin's grotesque history of art Frances S. Connelly; 8. Eden's other: Gauguin and the ethnographic grotesque Elizabeth C. Childs; 9. Grotesque bodies: Weimar-era medicine and the photomontages of Hannah Höch Maria Makela; 10. Convulsive bodies: the grotesque anatomies of surrealist photography Kirsten A. Hoving; 11. Willem de Kooning's Women: the body of the grotesque Leesa Fanning; 12. Double-take: Sigmar Polke and the tradition of the grotesque-comic Pamela Kort; 13. Redefinitions of abjection in contemporary performances of the female body Christine Ross; 14. The grotesque today: preliminary notes towards a taxonomy Noël Carroll; Index.