If the beautiful is frightening in its threatening proximity according to certain philosophers, the frightening in turn accesses an order of value; the first by the radicalism of what it is in itself, by its effects of obsessive or exclusive fascination, the second by what it undergoes in the framing of language and art, additionally dressed forms that make him close, representable, raising questions around the truth of the real, the humanity of man or the "lowering of his type"