Bart?nd the Grotesque: "Studies in Modernity, the Body and by Julie Brown

By Julie Brown

The gruesome is certainly one of art's such a lot difficult figures - transgressive, comprising an unresolveable hybrid, as a rule focussing at the human physique, packed with hyperbole, and finally semantically deeply complicated. In Bluebeard's fortress (1911), The wood Prince (1916/17), The extraordinary Mandarin (1919/24, rev. 1931) and Cantata Profana (1930), Bart?ngaged eventualities that includes both openly ugly our bodies or heavily comparable ameliorations and violations of the physique. In a few instrumental works he additionally openly engaged gruesome satirical ideas, occasionally - as in images: 'Ideal' and 'Grotesque' - indicating this within the identify. during this publication, Julie Brown argues that Bart? matters with stylistic hybridity (high-low, East-West, tonal-atonal-modal), the physique, and the ugly are inter-connected. whereas Bart?eveloped every one curiosity in hugely person methods, and did so individually to a substantial quantity, the 3 issues remained conceptually interlinked. All 3 have been completely implicated in cultural buildings of the trendy in the course of the interval during which Bart?as composing.

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