gritty / theme
Troubled and troubling, rough as sandpaper, unforgivingly frank. This is the real world; there's no tolerance for plush or cuddly here. You'll be eaten alive, but grit will prepare you for it. Hard as nails, steel-shod, iron-clad, painful, sometimes tragic. Horrible and a bit romantic.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.