Marina Warner, The New York Review of Books, January 3 2014:
“Monsters are made to warn, to threaten, and to instruct, but they are by no means always monstrous in the negative sense of the term; they have always had a seductive side. With the weakening of belief in their supernatural origins, their appeal—their animal magnetism—shows every sign of growing stronger. ”
Boria Sax says:
"The most fantastic monster in all of Western history just might be the demon in the center of Hell, from Hieronymus Bosch's triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights," painted around the start of the sixteenth century..."
(The Huffington Post, January 2 2014)
Artist: Hieronymus Bosch (c –1516)
But for me, it is a figure of demon Kabandha from epic Ramayana...I still remember how grotesque, fearsome but seductive in some ways it looked when I first looked at its following depiction as a kid
Artist: Bhavanrao Shrinivas alias Balasaheb Pandit Pant Pratinidhi (भवानराव श्रीनिवास उर्फ बाळासाहेब पंडित पंत प्रतिनिधी)