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Modern Art and the Grotesque

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Frances S. Connelly, David Summers, Michel Chaouli, Barbara Maria Stafford, Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, Heather McPherson, Elizabeth C. Childs, Maria Makela, Kirsten A. Hoving, Leesa Fanning, Pamela Kort, Christine Ross, Noël Carroll
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  • Date Published: August 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521818841

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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.

    • This was the first comprehensive scholarly study of the grotesque in modern art
    • Has interdisciplinary appeal, particularly for readers in humanities and social science
    • Essays provide in-depth case studies of particular artists and movements, from Delacroix to de Kooning, Gauguin to Kiki Smith, Man Ray to X-files
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    • Date Published: August 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521818841
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 92 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

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    Frances S. Connelly, University of Missouri, Kansas City

    Contributors

    Frances S. Connelly, David Summers, Michel Chaouli, Barbara Maria Stafford, Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, Heather McPherson, Elizabeth C. Childs, Maria Makela, Kirsten A. Hoving, Leesa Fanning, Pamela Kort, Christine Ross, Noël Carroll

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