Harpham: The Grotesque

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According to Harpham, the term grotesque had come about unexpectedly close to the end of the fifteenth century, being “part” of the European consciousness, in a sequence of excavations through caves near Rome. During these excavations , it extracted murals, which were human figures and animal figures which were estimated to date from the Roman Depravity, which were interweaved with vegetation in an abnormal way which defy not only the regulations of gravity and statics but normal thought and common sense [ . The Grotesque: First Principles Author(s): Geoffrey HarphamSource: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Summer, 1976), pp. 461]. Harpham Continues to say that the grotesque is the trickiest of visual groupings.

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