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Definition of Grotesque

Grotesque
Grotesque Gro*tesque, n. 1. A whimsical figure, or scene, such as is found in old crypts and grottoes. --Dryden. 2. Artificial grotto-work.

Meaning of Grotesque from wikipedia

- at least the 18th century (in French and German as well as English), grotesque has come to be used as a general adjective for the strange, mysterious...
- groups, the fourth being the result of splitting the grotesque category into grotesque and neo-grotesque. This group features most of the early (19th century...
- Grotesque was originally a style of ornament in art, and today also means strange, fantastic, ugly, or bizarre. Grotesque may also refer to: Grotesque...
- In architecture, a grotesque or chimera is a fantastic or mythical figure used for decorative purposes. Chimerae are often described as gargoyles, although...
- The grotesque body is a concept, or literary trope, put forward by Russian literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin in his study of François Rabelais' work. The...
- Brandon Grotesque is a sans-serif typeface designed by Hannes von Döhren of HVD Fonts during 2009 and 2010. Spacing and kerning was done by Igino Marini...
- Grotesque dance (French: danse grotesque; Italian: ballo grottesco or danza grottesca) is a category of theatrical dance that became more clearly differentiated...
- The Grotesque (also known as Grave Indiscretion and Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets) is a 1995 British film by John-Paul Davidson, adapted from the 1989 novel...
- The Darth Vader grotesque is a limestone grotesque by Jay Hall Carpenter. It is located at the Washington National Cathedral in Northwest, Washington,...
- decadence. As a term, it is used to denote something that is both erotic and grotesque. The term itself is an example of wasei-eigo, a ****anese combination of...