The Grotesque in Church Art
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The Grotesque in Church Art

By T. Tindall Wildridge
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Table of Contents
  • THE GROTESQUE IN CHURCH ART.
  • Preface.
  • Introduction.
  • Definitions of the Grotesque.
  • The Carvers.
  • The Artistic Quality of Church Grotesques.
  • Gothic Ornaments not Didactic.
  • Ingrained Paganism.
  • Mythic Origin of Church Carvings.
  • Hell’s Mouth.
  • Satanic Representations.
  • The Devil and the Vices.
  • Ale and the Ale-wife.
  • Satires without Satan.
  • Scriptural Illustrations.
  • Masks and Faces.
  • The Domestic and Popular.
  • The Pig and other Animal Musicians.
  • Compound Forms.
  • Non-descripts.
  • Rebuses.
  • Trinities.
  • The Fox in Church Art.
  • Situations of the Grotesque Ornament in Church Art.
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