Dutch artists Lernert & Sander create cosmetic overkill by applying 365 layers of makeup on this Belgium beauty, in one day. Via
Carved midgets and grotesque figures prop up ancient Sri Lankan temples and palaces. Every king, I think, actually had grotesques around, people that were deformed, hunched, short, or otherwise out of the ordinary. Ravana certainly did. Mahinda keeps Mervyn, a mental grotesque. Here are two videos that highlight the modern grotesque.
Above is a team applying a years worth of makeup to one woman in one day. It gets ugly fast.
Below is an optical illusion. If you keep your focus in the middle of the screen, your peripheral vision gets exceedingly strange.
Also, this is a sculpture by Patricia Piccininis I stumbled upon via Flickr. Pure grotesque.
“In the long Awaited, a creature that looks like the little mermaid – over the hill and gone to fat – dozes with a little boy. He cuddles her affectionately, as if she’s his favourite grandmother, not a grotesque wrinkled monster with dirty toenails on her flabby flipper.”