Grotesque

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  • art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
  • distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"
  • ludicrously odd; "Hamlet''s assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"

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  • art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants

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  • Grotesque: For other uses, see Grotesque (disambiguation). The word grotesque, originally a noun (1560s), from Italian grottesco (through Middle French)
  • Grotesque (disambiguation): Grotesque was originally a style of ornament in art, and today also means strange, fantastic, ugly, or bizarre. Grotesque may also refer to: Grotesque
  • Grotesque (album): Grotesque, subtitled After the Gramme, is the third studio album by English art punk band The Fall. It was released on 17 November 1980, and is their
  • Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque: Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque is a collection of previously published short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1840. It was published
  • The Grotesque / Ashen Epitaph: The Grotesque / Ashen Epitaph is an EP by the death metal band Benediction. It was released by Nuclear Blast in 1994. Dave Ingram - Vocals Darren Brookes
  • Grotesque Impalement: Grotesque Impalement is an EP by the death metal band Dying Fetus. It includes four original songs and two covers, one of death metal band Baphomet and
  • Grotesque body: 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
  • Monotype Grotesque: Monotype Grotesque is a family of sans-serif typefaces created by Frank Hinman Pierpont (1860–1937) and released by the Monotype foundry in or by 1926
  • The Golden Age of Grotesque: The Golden Age of Grotesque is the fifth studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson, released in May 2003 by Nothing and Interscope Records. It

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