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Grotesque Ornament: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2008-10-07

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The grotesque fascinates, wrote one art historian, because it depicts a realm in which the boundaries separating humans, animals, and plants are subverted. This Bacchanalian print depicts such a world, where a satyr spews drink, torsos sprout from grapes, goats serve as drapery holdbacks, and bald-headed felines cast a sinister gaze outward.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2009