grotesquerie

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Synonyms for grotesquerie

ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion

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Their Insult to Injury (2003) and Injury to Insult to Injury (2004)--two portfolios of 80 Goya prints from the original Disasters of War plates, 'rectified' by the Chapmans' additions--concentrate on heightening their grotesqueries through the superposition of cartoon faces on the victims and perpetrators.
In Dead Souls, grotesqueries reconfigure Scott's melancholy over the capriciousness of historical memory powerfully expressed in The Bride in the gothic idiom.
Astute viewers can infer certain barbarisms in Odessa culture; they aren't subjected to cartoonish grotesqueries because Berg respects the intelligence of his audience.
In this circus, pain and suffering are made objects of laughter as in the carnivalesque grotesqueries of the Middle Ages that Bakhtin so insightfully analyzes in Rabelais and His World.
HBCU grads have been taught to confront the vicissitudes and grotesqueries of inequality and injustice and are perhaps better prepared to speak truth to power, having emerged from educational environments in which their intelligence was not doubted and their character was not suspect.
On the other hand, one can find the roller coaster of dream grotesqueries tedious.
Their grotesqueries shocked us at times but still changed our thinking, and became part of an unrepeatable era in European culture.
The true monstrosity that the novel lays bare--the debased trade of selling human flesh--is supplanted in Demme's film by freak show grotesqueries.
The romance of that fable extends the comparison because, when Harold Lloyd eschewed the grotesqueries common to silent film actors by simply putting on glasses, he made believable cinematic love affairs possible.
They seemed much happier in the grotesqueries of the Scherzo, which Parish contributed to as a concertato, rather than upfront soloist.
However, in his desire to secure in the reader an absolute sense of moral evil, Cueto has a tendency to overindulge the grotesqueries of his characters (save, of course, the moral prime represented by Pazos and Celaya), thereby forgetting Hannah Arendt's proposition that the banality of evil is what is most frightening.
Synge's grotesqueries of language and dramaturgy are already critically established, and Harris reads Synge's grotesque as pathology, proposing that, to nationalist audiences, he was dramatizing an association between Irishness and unhealthiness.
What: The usual bizarre grotesqueries in ``Treehouse of Horror XV.
The fact that the bodies are arranged in grotesque shapes and patterns is also a subversive dig at Colbert's attempt to standardize the nation's aesthetic norms: Perrault himself championed the use of grotesqueries in La peinture and elsewhere; he gives voice to a certain defiance by including them in the hidden heart of his veiled critique of absolutism.
I try to ignore such grotesqueries as FNMA (pronounced Fannie Mae) for "Federal National Mortgage Association" (perhaps I could call this an aggronym).