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  • n. Plural form of grotesquery.


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  • The work "never comes from an interest in mythology," he says, but from "logic and materials"—handling the clay, Styrofoam, resin, plaster, Plexiglas, quartz, chains, mirrors and other media that he uses—and from being open to the larger-than-life shapes and grotesqueries that form.

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  • Accordingly, Wolverton's illustrations, done in the same unmistakable, stippled style that characterized his grotesqueries, show off the grim, the violent, and the destructive in the Old Testament, putting the blood and guts in the spotlight.

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  • Working together with a creative team of huge experience, he has refracted the story through 100 years of German history and culture, from the 19th century to the Third Reich, from the romantic imagery of Caspar David Friedrich, through the grotesqueries of Otto Dix and George Grosz to Leni Reifenstahl's film of the 1936 Olympics.

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  • The Wall Street Journal's critic hailed his "sheer pictorial elegance," while criticizing the paintings as "grotesqueries with an avidness worthy of Barnum."

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  • Joined in the booth by his darkly beautiful girlfriend, Alondra, and his devoted engineer, Watt, Joaquin masks his skepticism, encouraging callers to withhold nothing as they spin nightmares and grotesqueries they swear are true.

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  • The youth market still has some newness and grotesqueries but it tends to be a bit bland.

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  • If painting in watercolour really is irredeemably minor, then how to account for the haunting visions of William Blake, the proto-modernist landscapes of JS Cotman, key symbolist work by Edward Burne-Jones, Paul Nash's hellish war paintings, Edward Burra's grotesqueries, not forgetting some of Tracey Emin's more affecting pieces?

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  • But Amis has always delighted in detailing the betrayals and indignities of the body, just as Charles, in The Rachel Papers, delights in detailing the perceived grotesqueries time (all 20 years of it) has wreaked on his physique.

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  • She was, to a certain degree, responsible for the various grotesqueries with which the WWE once afflicted the nation.

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  • Had the archive been around at the time, we might have been spared the vocal grotesqueries of actors such as Van Dyke and Sean Connery – who topped Empire magazine's poll of the worst accents in cinema history for their work on, respectively, Mary Poppins (1964) and The Untouchables (1987).

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  • Another example:

    "The half-dozen vending machines in the Maracaibo's snack bar dispensed a wide variety of grotesqueries: Hostess Twinkies, Li'l Debbie Snack Cakes, Ring Dings--each item underscoring Oliver's creeping conviction that, with or without a Corpus Dei, Western civilization stood on the brink of collapse."

    From p. 333 of Morrow, James (1994). Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt.

    June 22, 2012