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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.
While patterns of Nazi totalitarianism bear familiar grotesqueries, patterns of rescue uniquely highlight the refusal of many Croats and the Italian military in Zones A and B to accept the Nazi eradication of Jews.
Smarzowski draws intense, nuanced, naturalistic performances from his large ensemble cast, many of them veterans of "The Wedding." As in that film, he demonstrates an astute understanding of pacing and a dab hand at portraying human grotesqueries.
Some, like "Opening,' about the disastrous ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new big-box chain store, exhibit the grotesqueries that coexist with towns' outward placidity, while others, like "Too Well," about a man who inadvertently tapes his own out-loud thoughts in the car, depict smaller moments of personal confusion.
Indeed the open-ended nature of his protagonist--a brilliant free agent who operates across geographical and social borders--allows Tezuka to create a rich gallery of grotesqueries. Some of these dozen tales are humorous some touching some simply horrifying.
The answer may lie in how these projects--the stewardess's louche expression, the child beauty grotesqueries, the colorfully disheveled cakes--tend to dissolve under the weight of this crossfire, opening themselves up to fields of mutual disclosure, yet all the while pushing the rewind button in search of perfection.
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.
That actress, Amanda Plummer, eschewed grotesqueries and sexual hysteria in favor of restraint and awkward vulnerability in Hartford Stage's September 2006 production, the ninth in that Connecticut troupe's Williams cycle.
We chatted a little about him as a person and as a dancer/choreographer, the astonishing ballon he showed as the sole male dancer in Balanchine's Danses Concertantes, the influence he had on Balanchine's "grotesqueries," particularly in The Four Temperaments and Agon, and Todd's own choreography, such as The Still Point, which Jacques had danced with Melissa Hayden in New York City Ballet's 1956 staging, a year after its creation at Jacob's Pillow.
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.
But the book, by the author's own admission, must also be seen as one showing the "grotesqueries and follies of the New Deal," pointing out how "badly botched" the work of previous New Deal historians and political scientists has been, which has, according to the author, opened up a "virgin field" to "younger scholars seeking research topics" (xi).
THOUGH it should be stressed that this is not a book for the squeamish,nor is it the mere catalogue of grotesqueries its name might suggest.
The most complete survey of her work ever assembled, Arbus had an eye for the grotesqueries of the everyday.