Unsettling

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"Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters." —Francisco de Goya

Artworks with disquieting or disturbing imagery, whether of monsters or violent misfortunes, the grotesque or the abject. Well known historical examples include the works of Goya, James Ensor, and Edvard Munch. In (especially recent) contemporary practice, unsettling imagery continues to fascinate artists, including YBAs Damien Hirst and Jake and Dinos Chapman.

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