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"Embracing the Beauty in Ugliness: A Journey through Fascinating Creatures and Art" Step into a world where beauty defies conventional norms

Background imageUgly Collection: GOYA: SATURN, 1819-23. Saturn Devouring a Son. Oil by Francisco Goy, 1819-23

GOYA: SATURN, 1819-23. Saturn Devouring a Son. Oil by Francisco Goy, 1819-23

Background imageUgly Collection: Pot- bellied Pig

Pot- bellied Pig
PM-10139 Pot-bellied Pig Sus scrofa Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: WOLFMAN, 1941. Lon Chaney, Jr. in the title role of The Wolfman, 1941

WOLFMAN, 1941. Lon Chaney, Jr. in the title role of The Wolfman, 1941

Background imageUgly Collection: Paris Gargoyle

Paris Gargoyle
Black Peter the stone gargoyle of Notre Dame is 250ft above the ground. All Parisienne children know he watches out for naughty children

Background imageUgly Collection: Bulldog

Bulldog
JD-9438 DOG - BULLDOG - sitting, close-up Stares at camera John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Lon Chaney in Rupert Julians The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Lon Chaney in Rupert Julians The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Background imageUgly Collection: Naked Mole Rat underground. Digs with its incisor teeth. Blind. Dry areas North East Africa

Naked Mole Rat underground. Digs with its incisor teeth. Blind. Dry areas North East Africa
PM-10590 Naked Mole Rat underground Dry areas North East Africa. Heterocephalus glaber Digs with its incisor teeth. Blind

Background imageUgly Collection: Naked Mole Rats - dry areas, North East Africa

Naked Mole Rats - dry areas, North East Africa
PM-10494 Naked Mole Rats dry areas, North East Africa. Heterocephalus glaber social species Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageUgly Collection: Bulldog JD 9406 © John Daniels / ARDEA LONDON

Bulldog JD 9406 © John Daniels / ARDEA LONDON
JD-9406 DOG - Bulldog with British Union Jack flag John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: COMMON TOAD - studio

COMMON TOAD - studio
JD-15445 COMMON TOAD - studio Bufo bufo John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: English Bulldog - Lying down with tongue sticking out

English Bulldog - Lying down with tongue sticking out
LA-1377 English BULLDOG - tired, lying down with tongue sticking out Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Female Anglerfish fanfin seadevil (Caulophryne jordani) - Deep sea species from Atlantic Ocean

Female Anglerfish fanfin seadevil (Caulophryne jordani) - Deep sea species from Atlantic Ocean, found at 700-3000m

Background imageUgly Collection: The Gout. Etching, 1799, by James Gillray

The Gout. Etching, 1799, by James Gillray
GOUT, 1799. The Gout. Etching, 1799, by James Gillray

Background imageUgly Collection: Stonefish VT 5 Poisonous © Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON

Stonefish VT 5 Poisonous © Valerie Taylor / ARDEA LONDON
VT-5 STONEFISH - on beach Poisonous Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Alligator Snapper Turtle Showing lure formed by tongue, South America

Alligator Snapper Turtle Showing lure formed by tongue, South America
PM-4035 Alligator Snapping Turtle - Showing lure formed by tongue South America. Macroclemys temmincki Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageUgly Collection: Dog - Chinese Crested Dog - on road

Dog - Chinese Crested Dog - on road
ME-1672 Dog - Chinese Crested Dog - on road Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Thorny Devil Near Newhaven Station, Nthn Territory, Australia

Thorny Devil Near Newhaven Station, Nthn Territory, Australia
DH-3160 Thorny Devil Near Newhaven Station, Nthn Territory, Australia Moloch horridus Don Hadden Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Cat - Cornish Rex - Shorthaired Bicolour Black & White

Cat - Cornish Rex - Shorthaired Bicolour Black & White
LA-1916 Cat - Cornish Rex, Black & White shorthair Bicolour. Standing, side view Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Dalmatian Puppy Aldin

Dalmatian Puppy Aldin
Loopy the Ugly Puppy

Background imageUgly Collection: Picture No. 11092800

Picture No. 11092800
Dog Shar Pei Date:

Background imageUgly Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Cinderellas sisters arriving for the Ball in all their finery. Date: 1919

Background imageUgly Collection: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog ME 485 In flowers © Johan De Meester / ARDEA LONDON

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog ME 485 In flowers © Johan De Meester / ARDEA LONDON
ME-485 Staffordshire Bull Terrier DOGS - two sitting in buttercup field. Both wear choke chain collars. Smooth-coated breed Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageUgly Collection: Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance

Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance
The Ugly Sisters try to follow their dancing master while Cinderella stands disconsolately by the fire. A scene from a ballet version of Cinderella, based on French and Spanish fairytales

Background imageUgly Collection: Dolphin Fish (Mahi-Mahi) KEL 91 Open water Hawaii Coryphaena hippurus © ken Lucas / ARDEA LONDON

Dolphin Fish (Mahi-Mahi) KEL 91 Open water Hawaii Coryphaena hippurus © ken Lucas / ARDEA LONDON
KEL-91 DOLPHIN FISH / Mahi-Mahi - near surface Hawaii Coryphaena hippurus Ken Lucas Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageUgly Collection: East Bornean Proboscis Monkey

East Bornean Proboscis Monkey
KF-4633 Proboscis / Long-nosed MONKEY E. Bornean Nasalis larvatus orientalis Kenneth W Fink Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Boxer Dog

Boxer Dog
JD-4668 BOXER DOG - white John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Neapolitan Mastiff Dog

Neapolitan Mastiff Dog
JD-10953e Neapolitan Mastiff DOG - close-up of head Also known as Mastino Napoletano John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Mexican Hairless Dog - Close up of head

Mexican Hairless Dog - Close up of head
LA-1361 Mexican Hairless Dog - Close up of head Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: BORNEAN ORANG-UTAN

BORNEAN ORANG-UTAN
KF-9099 BORNEAN ORANG-UTAN Pongo P. pygmaeus Kenneth W Fink Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle
The Elephant and Castle shopping centre. Later deemed by many to be yet another ugly example of post World War Two architectural modernism

Background imageUgly Collection: Bulldog JD 16754 With puppies © John Daniels / ardea. com

Bulldog JD 16754 With puppies © John Daniels / ardea. com
JD-16754 DOG - Bulldog, female with two puppies, sitting, studio shot John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageUgly Collection: Domestic Dog, Bulldog, adult, sitting

Domestic Dog, Bulldog, adult, sitting

Background imageUgly Collection: Pug Dog JPF 1684 © Jean-Paul Ferrero / ARDEA LONDON

Pug Dog JPF 1684 © Jean-Paul Ferrero / ARDEA LONDON
JPF-1684 Pug DOG - wearing collar with bells Close-up, head to one side Jean Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Nathusius Pipistrelle Bat Europe

Nathusius Pipistrelle Bat Europe
PM-6392 Nathusius Pipistrelle Bat Europe Pipistrellus nathusii Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Red Titi Monkey Apenheul, Netherlands MA001491

Red Titi Monkey Apenheul, Netherlands MA001491
COS-2537 Red Titi Monkey Apenheul, Netherlands Callicebus cupreus Bill Coster Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Dogs - Bulldogs, male and female

Dogs - Bulldogs, male and female
JD-18241 Dogs - Bulldogs, male and female John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Cat - Red Persian

Cat - Red Persian
LA-3169 Cat - Red Persian Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way. contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: 020 8318 1401

Background imageUgly Collection: DOG - pug sitting behind wheel of car

DOG - pug sitting behind wheel of car
LA-1331 DOG - pug sitting behind wheel of car Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: BEARDED LADY. Julia Pastrana, a celebrated bearded lady of the 19th century: wood engraving, 1874

BEARDED LADY. Julia Pastrana, a celebrated bearded lady of the 19th century: wood engraving, 1874

Background imageUgly Collection: Dog - Pug Also know as Carlin or Mops

Dog - Pug Also know as Carlin or Mops
LA-2008 Dog - Pug Also know as Carlin or Mops Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageUgly Collection: Picture No. 11771345

Picture No. 11771345
Naked Neck Chicken Hen Date:

Background imageUgly Collection: MYTHICAL MANTICORE. Woodcut from Edward Topsells The History of Four-Footed Beasts

MYTHICAL MANTICORE. Woodcut from Edward Topsells The History of Four-Footed Beasts, London, 1607

Background imageUgly Collection: Close up portrait of the face of a Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum

Close up portrait of the face of a Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) resting on the sand in shallow water. Its barbels are clearly visible on its top lip. South Bimini, Bahamas

Background imageUgly Collection: Angular roughshark (Oxynotus centrina) a deepsea species living at 80-300m depth

Angular roughshark (Oxynotus centrina) a deepsea species living at 80-300m depth, caught by fishermen and released, Costa Brava, Catalunya, Spain, Mediterranean Sea

Background imageUgly Collection: CARTOON: GOUT, c1815. Origin of the Gout

CARTOON: GOUT, c1815. Origin of the Gout. An upper class man playing the cello finds his gouty leg burned by a devil. Colored etching by Henry William Bunbury, c1815

Background imageUgly Collection: ASMODEUS. Asmodeus, the biblical demon of anger and lust (Tobit, 3: 8)

ASMODEUS. Asmodeus, the biblical demon of anger and lust (Tobit, 3: 8). Wood engraving, French, 19th century
ASMODEUS. Asmodeus, the biblical demon of anger and lust (Tobit, 3:8). Wood engraving, French, 19th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Emil Jannings in Josef von Sternbergs The Blue Angel (1930)

Emil Jannings in Josef von Sternbergs The Blue Angel (1930)
Emil Jannings in The Blue Angel (1930) AKA DER BLAUE ENGEL

Background imageUgly Collection: Picture No. 11092801

Picture No. 11092801
Dog Shar Pei Date:



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"Embracing the Beauty in Ugliness: A Journey through Fascinating Creatures and Art" Step into a world where beauty defies conventional norms, where ugliness becomes an intriguing enigma. From Lon Chaney Jr. 's haunting portrayal of the Wolfman in 1941 to the fierce Bulldog with its wrinkled face, we delve into a realm that challenges our perception. Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera from 1925 mesmerizes us with its grotesque allure, reminding us that even behind disfigurement lies untold depths of emotion. And who can resist the charm of a Pot-bellied Pig, whose unconventional appearance only adds to their undeniable cuteness? As we wander through Paris, we encounter gargoyles perched atop ancient buildings—guardians of history and symbols of architectural oddity. Meanwhile, deep beneath North East Africa's dry terrain resides the Naked Mole Rat—a blind creature that digs tirelessly using incisor teeth; an embodiment of resilience in adversity. Goya's Saturn Devouring a Son captivates our gaze as it explores darkness within beauty—an unsettling reminder that ugliness can lurk within even the most powerful figures. Yet amidst all this complexity, an English Bulldog lounges nonchalantly with its tongue sticking out—a delightful reminder that sometimes embracing imperfections is what truly makes us beautiful. And let us not forget James Gillray's depiction of The Gout—a satirical etching revealing society's struggle with physical ailments while highlighting humanity’s shared vulnerability. Greek Anti-Turkish Propaganda Postcards offer another glimpse into how perceptions shape notions of ugliness and beauty throughout history. In this captivating journey through time and creatures both real and imagined, we are reminded that true beauty transcends appearances alone. It lies in accepting ourselves for who we are—flaws included—and appreciating every unique aspect that makes each one of us extraordinary.