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 by Wolfgang Kayser

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Lists with This Book. New York, Columbia University Press, I found Kayser’s almost psychological view of the grotesque quite surprising: In their broader underlying intention, however, they serve as a cogent reminder of the implications of the grotesque, by its very definition or lack thereof beyond its own boundaries.

The art of our own day shows a greater affinity to the grotesque than that of any other epoch.

Set up My libraries How groyesque I set up “My libraries”? Kayser, the father of modern grotesque theory, identifies the definition of the term as the central issue in the study of it, gfotesque it himself as the appearance of a reality that is simultaneously of and opposed to the worlds in which its audience take part. Such a reevaluation facilitates a comprehensive assessment of the role of the grotesque in history, so that Mikhail Bakhtin can objectively identify the grotesque in its modern manifestation in medieval carnivals, which he argues enacted the fundamentally grotesque inversion of reality by temporarily flipping a closed, hierarchical society into a grotesqhe, democratic world of potential and involvement, although the enactors of such spectacles may not have identified themselves as participants in the grotesque at the time.

The Grotesque in Art and Literature

Kayser’s descriptions lack the comic side of grotesque almost completely, but otherwise his views felt logical and believable.


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The recognition of the grotesque as a phenomenon particularly arelevant to modernism has been common to writers from Victor Hugo on, but with an increasing emphasis on the ambiguity and the dissolution of reality in the modern day.

Physical Description p. Rather than contrast the grotesque to the sublimemodern theorists concerned themselves with distinguishing it from similar terms 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.

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