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Grotesque

Grotesque   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
4,057 words

The grotesque describes a category of images that fits uneasily within the field of Western aesthetics and art history. The

Grotesque

Grotesque   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,766 words
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French term derived from the Italian grottesco, describing a type of European ornament composed of small, loosely connected motifs,

Groteske, Das

Groteske, Das   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
179 words

a term that derives from the Italian grotta (grotto) and was adopted by art historians to define ancient ornamental art

grotesque

grotesque   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
60 words

The monsters, hybrid men and animals, and other curiosities, often parodying everyday scenes, that occupy the marginal areas of medieval

grotesque

grotesque   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
327 words

The rooms of ancient Roman buildings revealed by excavation seem to have been known as grotte; the murals on the walls of rooms in ancient houses such as ...

grotesque

grotesque   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
156 words

A term originally used in the visual arts to describe a type of fanciful wall decoration (painted, carved, or moulded in ...

grotesque

grotesque   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
380 words

(French, from the Italian grotta). The word originated as a descriptive term for the fanciful mural decorations with

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
205 words
(French, from the Italian grottesco) A term used to describe a type of European ornament composed of small, loosely connected motifs including scrollwork, architectural elements, ... More

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