Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
The classification of the bodily grotesque relies on the transgression of boundaries, marked by an openness to the world. Leonora Carrington’s memoir (1944) and painting (1940) that share the same name, Down Below, illustrate the grotesque body as a revisionist self-configuration, destabilizing traditional representations and eroticization of the female form.
King, Kelsey, "Leonora Carrington’s "Down Below": Transgressive Renderings of the Grotesque Female Body" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.