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The Art of Fearful Imaginings

This talk explores art designed to rouse a darker emotional response.

The role of art goes far beyond simply delighting or informing the viewer, and this talk explores a particular strand of imagery designed to rouse a darker emotional response. From Medieval devils to Romantic nightmares, spectral visions to exteriorised neuroses, art has given shape and expression to the things that lurk in those hidden corners we might prefer not to explore. Painters such as Goya and Fuseli call up images intended to provoke a shudder – is this simply sensationalism or do we need to visit the dark side? Does the visualisation of our imagined horrors give them power or put them in their place, and why do we so often find ourselves laughing at what is meant to be scary?


Dr Gail-Nina Anderson | talks | www


Date and Time:

8 February 2010 at 6:30 am


1 hour



Kings Place Gallery
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9AG

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Available from:

Online at: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/spoken-word/talking-art/the-art-of-fearful-imaginings

Additional Information:

Location: St Pancras Room, Level -2, Kings Place.
Nearest Tube:Kings Cross St Pancras

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