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Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
|French term or phrase: Décor...de grotesques et arabesques|
|Will that be "polychomatic decoration with grotesque and ornamental (objects)"? Can't really say "poly. decoration in arabesque", no?|
|decorated with polychromatic grotesques and arabesques|
or "ornamented" with...
Grotesques can refer to several things art-historically, mainly grotesque masks from the Baroque or Middle Ages (the word comes from "grotte", i.e., rough-hewn unusual or mythological figures once found in grottos during the Early Christian period). Arabesques are the lacy curlicue abstract designs usually found in Muslim art.
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Grotesque and arabesque decor
In English, one would use the French terms of grotesque and arabesque as they are a kind of trademark for these styles, with grotesque usualy in italic or with a capital letter.
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|Apr 21, 2006 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:|
|Term asked|| » Décor...de grotesques et arabesques|
|Language pair||German to English » French to English|
|Field (specific)||(none) » Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting|| |
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