Ok, so I'm really starting to think this guy and I are on the same brainwave:
Le Chaise Grotesque
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
So in another attempt to define this word all I was able to uncover was that it can mean something that is extremely unpleasing to the eye, or something that is very agreeable to the eye... observe the following:
at 9:17 PM
This is a project by Xefirotarch Designer Edward Kim, a professor at SCI-Arc. I was immediately drawn to this posting upon discovering it because of a fascination I've been having over the last couple days about the meaning of the word "grotesque," and the paradox which it presents. Something which is often described as grotesque is often regarded as something of great beauty, gothic gargoyles, for example. I am interested in what there is within the human psyche that is attracted to things that are often described using evil terminology.
Now evil may be too harsh of a term to describe the definitives of the aforementioned examples but look at the previously posted images and tell me if this is not the atmosphere which they evoke. Is it not merely voluptuous form, intricate detail, or curvelinear space? Why would one immediately jump to terms such as grotesque, Gothic, or apocalyptic to use the authors own terminology. I have a desire to say something on the duplicity of man at this point but I have no authority over such comparison at this point.
Please visit the original posting:
at 9:05 PM