January 19, 2013 7:58 PM

Visual art | UMKC professor’s book tracks an idea of ‘grotesque’ over the ages

In her new book, “The Grotesque in Western Art and Culture: The Image at Play,” author Frances Connelly, a professor of art history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, posits the grotesque as a robust but under-recognized presence in art history that rocks the status quo and reveals new cultural possibilities.

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