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By Julie Brown

The ugly is one in every of art's so much confusing figures - transgressive, comprising an unresolveable hybrid, normally focussing at the human physique, jam-packed with hyperbole, and finally semantically deeply difficult. In Bluebeard's citadel (1911), The wood Prince (1916/17), The spectacular Mandarin (1919/24, rev. 1931) and Cantata Profana (1930), Bart?ngaged situations that includes both brazenly ugly our bodies or heavily comparable alterations and violations of the physique. In a few instrumental works he additionally openly engaged gruesome satirical concepts, occasionally - as in photographs: 'Ideal' and 'Grotesque' - indicating this within the name. during this e-book, Julie Brown argues that Bart? matters with stylistic hybridity (high-low, East-West, tonal-atonal-modal), the physique, and the gruesome are inter-connected. whereas Bart?eveloped every one curiosity in hugely person methods, and did so individually to a substantial volume, the 3 matters remained conceptually interlinked. All 3 have been completely implicated in cultural structures of the trendy throughout the interval during which Bart?as composing.

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