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Grotesque (Grottesque)
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Art chracterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants.

Grotesques are often confused with gargoyles, but the distinction is that gargoyles are figures that contain a water spout through the mouth, while grotesques do not.

Popular in the Renaissance, lincluding  Mannerism.


Examples from Buffalo:

Othr examples:


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