Grotesque

A hybrid and comic figure, often combining elements from various human and animal forms. Grotesques often bear no obvious relationship to the texts they embellish, although they can carry a commonly understood meaning derived, for example, from bestiary-related texts. They were popular in Gothic art from the thirteenth century on, especially as marginalia.


Michelle Brown
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    خيمر

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    Groteske

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    Chimera

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    Chimčre

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    Quimera

Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).