Author: Harrison Wade

The beautifully grotesque worlds of Guillermo del Toro

A look inside At Home with Monsters Too steeped in genre for the art crowd, yet too artful to be purely commercial, Guillermo del Toro has always been something of an outsider. Plucking inspiration from art indiscriminately, his movies end up looking like Vermeer paintings while telling the story of a vampire, a devil, or a ghost. It’s this interest in the fantastic which has earned him his fame—besides his refreshing passion for practical effects—and, now, del Toro has brought his creatures and fantasies to the AGO. A complex look at del Toro’s films and the art which has...

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