The Art of Horror
Horror art is morbid and grotesque to some, yet compelling beautiful to others, why is this? In today’s post we delve into the depths of darkness and explore the question ‘What draws us to the dark art of horror?’
The fire and the moth theory
Like a moth to fire, we know the finale is not going to end well, but we’re still adamant to get to that rusted meat hooked scene. Is it the can’t/shouldn’t have, that pushes us want it more? Or is there something more in that fire that lights the horror desire.
Mystery of the unknown?
Einstein was once quoted saying;
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed”
With this in mind, can parallels be drawn to the shrouded darkness horror art brings with its questions unanswered, folklores half-told and monsters unseen. Does a open ended script play for a better ending, as opposed to a fully finished symphony?
The art of rebellion
Could the subject of rebellion be taking form in our subconscious decisions to desire horror art. Almost like a statement of difference, to rate what others hate, to appreciate the most absurd.
A fleeting place, a feeling, a once was
Music, art, winter nights and cologne sometimes have a ability to transport us to places we’ve been, seen or thought we were apart of. Does the pull of horror art come from a form of escapism, to briefly transgress elsewhere? if only for a short time.
More questions than answers, what draws your to the art of horror, leave your comments below and keep on horroring.
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