Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque features. In this modern classic of criticism, Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical . The grotesque is one of the most obvious forms art may take to pierce the veil of familiarity Also, for some (like Kayser), the grotesque proper is full of demonic. Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque Wolfgang Kayser traces the historical development of the grotesque from the Italian.
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The Grotesque in Art and Literature
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Kaysed Harpham also recognizes that it is this very effective definition that makes a formative historical definition impossible, for if the grotesque is characterized by the discomfort it effects in its audience, it is then reliant upon the collective consciousness consciosnessthe shared culturally and historically specific conventions, beliefs and attitudes of its relative context.
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Federation University Australia Library. Oxford University Press Kayser’s descriptions lack the comic side of grotesque almost completely, but otherwise his views fel An interesting book about the history and traditions of grotesque.
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Victor Hugo, one of the first to posit a theory of the grotesque, did so in a primarily contrastive fashion that advocated the merit of the variety of the grotesque to the static monotony of the sublime.
These 3 locations in Victoria: Rather than contrast the grotesque to the sublimemodern theorists concerned themselves with distinguishing it from similar groteswue such as the horrific by highlighting the inherent contrastive dimensionality of the grotesque on the one hand with the self-contained and unambiguous related terms on the other. Borchardt Library, Melbourne Bundoora Campus. It’s not that the book is inconsistent, it’s that the examples Kayser chooses are so obscure that he has to explicate them and his summaries are hazy.
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Later definitions relied, like Hugo, on contrast.
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Modern novels, modern paintings and sculpture are replete with grotesque features. The University of Melbourne Library. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For Harpham this effect is the establishment through the grotesque of a structure of estrangement, separated from the completely fantastic by the maintenance of the reality of the world while deconstructing the illusion of its basic reliability.