What does the word grotesque mean as in the golden age of grotesque?
Marilyn Manson has an album called Golden Age Of Grotesque. And that made me wonder what exactly does grotesque mean?
- HurricainLv 78 months ago
Do you ever think of anything besides Marilyn Manson?
Oh yeah, you think about his dog. LOL
- QuatoLv 78 months ago
Open a dictionary
- Anonymous8 months ago
Who gives a schit.
On the subject of Grotesque though, check out "In The Embrace Of Evil" by the Swedish Death Metal band Grotesque. This band at the end of its life contained future members of At The Gates. And a few songs on here are just as sick as anything At The Gates released.Source(s): nothing
- deniseLv 78 months ago
Generally it means 'ugly' / 'unsightly'.
The 'Gargoyles' on gothic buildings are known as 'Grotesques' [The 'ugly' heads that jut out from the corners or above entrances ].
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- Mr. SmartypantsLv 78 months ago
It's actually a play on words.
'Grotesque' originally was a style of art and architecture, coming from the Italian word 'grotto' which means 'cave'. Look up 'grotesque' on Wikipedia and you'll see examples.
Over the years, though, 'grotesque' came to mean ugly, fantastic (in the bad sense, i.e.: like a fantasy), etc. When you say 'That wallpaper is grotesque', people take it to mean this meaning.
So in an art book, or a book on architecture, 'The Golden Age of Grotesque' is a period of art style. But Manson means it in the other definition.
- Gus DihnLv 78 months ago
comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.Source(s): a pretty obvious google search
- 8 months ago