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How have artists used disgust in their work to both enthral and repel the viewer?

By Fiona Wilson
Estelle Skull 2

Revulsion is one of the strongest human reactions and if art is designed to instil an emotional response in the viewer, what is the role of disgust in art? 

Art Critic and HSoA tutor Estelle Lovatt joins the BBC Radio 4 Front Row team, artist Andrea Hasler, whose wax-based sculptures re-imagine luxury goods like handbags with raw fleshy innards, and horror fan Kim Newman to explore the role of disgust in visual art and film. 

Listen now - fast froward to 09:35

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