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Modern Art and the Grotesque

ISBN-10: 0521818842

ISBN-13: 9780521818841

Edition: 2003

Authors: Frances S. Connelly

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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, Hö ch, de Kooning, Polke, and Mona Hatoum, these essays encompass a variety of media--including medical illustration, paintings, prints, photography, multimedia installations, and film.
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 334
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Huseyin R. Hiziroglu is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kettering University, where he has been a member of faculty since 1982. He was awarded several grants by the United Nations Development Program, and has numerous publications in IEEE conferences and transactions. He is also a coauthor, with Bhag Guru, of Electric Machinery and Transformers (1988, 1995, 2001). Dr Hiziroglu is a senior member of IEEE.

List of Figures
Contributors
Preface
Introduction
The Archaeology of the Modern Grotesque
Van Gogh's Ear: Toward a Theory of Disgust
Conceiving
Blemished Physiologies: Delacroix, Paganini and the Cholera Epidemic of 1832
Ingres and the Poetics of the Grotesque
The Stones of Venice: John Ruskin's Grotesque History of Art
Eden's Other: Gauguin and the Ethnographic Grotesque
Grotesque Bodies: Weimar-Era Medicine and the Photomontages of Hannah Hoch
Convulsive Bodies: The Grotesque Anatomies of Surrealist Photography
Willem do Kooning's Women: The Body of the Grotesque
Double Take: Sigmar Polke and the Tradition of the Grotesque-Comic
Redefinitions of Abjection in Contemporary Performances of the Female Body
The Grotesque Today: Preliminary Notes Toward a Taxonomy
Index