Beauty is Terror.
How do photographers explore this notion through their work?
“Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it”.
This concept was drawn from Donna Tarrt’s contemporary novel The Secret History, and was influenced by the third century Greek theory of the Sublime. Although this theory consists of various interpretations, including the general acknowledgement of the Sublime to mean great beauty, this essay will explore a deeper definition of ideas of beauty, in relation to terror. Longinus is one Greek writer whose work on the Sublime…