Art very often transforms reality by combining incompatible features. Such monsters may originale in hallucinogenic visions. According to the theories of Georges Bataille and René Girard, the monstrous generally expresses something discomforting, associated with the sacred. In the case of monsters combining human and animal elements, the prestige of the beast would reinforce this character.
Monstres, Art, Hallucinations, Bataille, Girard.