A good-looking, clearly drunk man. An apparently deaf boy, an over-the-top guy, he could be defined as insolent, impudent. A meeting… maybe a crash, a casual one will put the man in a difficult and grotesque situation. An escalation leading the two characters through ambiguous and paradoxical dynamics, alternating revelations to misunderstandings.
Visionary, mystical, allegorical, moral bitter, ironic, caustic, sarcastic since the grotesque, introverted narcissist but also polemically aggressive, obsessed with a persecution complex. So you can define James Ensor (1860-1949), abnormal but vital figure in modern art, the great forerunner of Expressionism and beyond
A disturbingly stylish and surrealistic drama, Sebastian Hofman’s impressive Halley is hard to define and very much a niche sale, but it could well attract critical support given its strangely compelling story, impressive performances and strange sense of the grotesque.
Monster Menagerie: Covens of Chaos a short discussion on coven magic, arguably one of the defining characteristics of hags before delving into the latest addition to the roster of evil crones, the disgusting Bangungot (CR 6): Terribly obese, these grotesque creatures have lost their teeth and can vomit up the bones of the poor unfortunates they have consumed to obey their every whim as undead servitors or support them, when their spear-like nails don't do the job alone. Very cool! The…
KarenFinley025web.jpg "Shut Up and Love Me deconstructs desire into a set of unlovely impulses, climaxing (so to speak) with Finley rolling naked in her golden pond of honey. This is a female libido run amuck - raunchy, messy, inappropriate, even grotesque. This is sexual power both flaunted and mocked. At the core of this work is Finley's observation that women are defined by their sexuality, then demonized for it."
Singerie on one of six 18th century painted panels after Claude Audran le Jeune, lot 47 Europe-Defining Style, New Bond St 9 July #bonhamsdefiningstyle #bonhamsauctioneers #singerie #frenchfurniture #interiordesigner #worldofinteriors
"Dracula" (dir. Tod Browning, 1931) --- Bela Lugosi turns in a landmark horror performance in this 1931 adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel. Revisit Transylvania for the eerie mood created by spectacular cinematography and Lugosi's oft-copied take on the infamous Dracula. Dwight Frye as Renfield also helps define the grotesque and sniveling sidekick role.