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“Feast your Eyes [again]! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!” Gothic horror – Thinking in Images Thumbnail

“Feast your Eyes [again]! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!” Gothic horror – Thinking in Images

Posted by Elizabeth McCarthy on December 13, 2010 in Dr Elizabeth McCarthy, Guest Blog tagged with , , ,

Frankenstein, Dracula, 'Carmilla', the works of Poe and even the illusive Mr. Hyde have all had their share of visual interpretations.

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“Feast your Eyes! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!” Gothic horror – Thinking in Images

Posted by Elizabeth McCarthy on December 09, 2010 in Dr Elizabeth McCarthy, Guest Blog tagged with , , ,

When aesthetic theory makes the eye the pre-eminent organ of truth where can the unbelievable and impossibly monstrous spectacle stand? John Ruskin wrote, "To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion - all in one." But what if our clear vision falls upon sights so inconceivably hideous that our rational mind revolts at the profanity of the poetry, prophecy and religion offered?