Tim Smith-Laing | Apollo Magazine | 6th April 2015
Interesting short lesson in art history. Grotesque art only got its name when Roman buildings were excavated during the Renaissance. The ‘art of the grottoes’ had an immediate impact on contemporary artists such as Raphael and has remained influential via artists such as Goya and the Surrealists. Today, computer generated graphics and new materials promise a new age of the horrible.