Week 9 Challenge: Grotesque

Week 9 Challenge: Grotesque

This week’s challenge is not for the faint of heart. You know I love me some grotesque imagery. Grotesque / Gothic paintings are my favorite. Take the darkness and run with it. This week, explore the darkness that everyone holds inside and see what comes out.

Maybe this will help, too:

Grotesque: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted, incongruous or inappropriate to a shocking degree.

synonyms:malformed, deformed, misshapen, misproportioned, distorted, twisted, gnarled, mangled, mutilated; More

I’ll pull some of the art that I see this week to feature!
Use the hashtag #PromotingPassionChallenge so I can find you!

Here is some food for thought. Enjoy the challenge, and remember to push yourself creatively!

Creating a dark background does not alone make for grotesque art; it requires that something is distorted or “off”.
Here we have the illusion of blood.
Unzipping the skin.
An older image, likening myself to classic paintings of dead animals.
One of my earliest works.

One thought on “Week 9 Challenge: Grotesque

  1. I am struggling with this, I just don’t have much for ideas along this line. But I am doing as close as I have I guess, better than nothing.

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