There’s a certain aesthetic about things that are hard to look at. The little disgust I feel when looking at them, the little shiver, while my eyes can’t look away.
Somehow I happen to really appreciate art like this. It’s because it interacts with the beholder in a certain way. It’s able to magnetize eyes and artwork and stops you from looking away, although you still feel the urge to take your eyes off.
Maybe that’s also part of the reason I’m addicted to thrilling movies and books.