Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
A history of caricature and grotesque in literature and art
Person:
Wright, Thomas Fairholt, Frederick William
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1429385
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1430421
48 
and 
of Caricature 
Hijivry 
Grotehue 
{hip which had been declining in charaeter during the later periods of 
the empire, only continued in the courfe of degradation afterwards. 
Thus, in the firfi Chrifcianedifices, the builders who were employed, or 
at leafi many of them, mutt have been pagans, and they would follow 
their old models of ornamentation, introducing the fame grotefque 
Saturn Dewour ing lzis Clzild. 
figures, the fame malks and moniirous faces, and even fometirnes the 
fame fubjecis from the old mythology, to which they had been accuiiomed. 
It is to be obferved, too, that this kind of iconographical ornamentation 
had been encroaching more and more upon the old architectural purity 
during the latter ages of the empire, and that it was employed more 
profufely in the later works, from which this tafte was transferred to the 
ecclefiaftical
        

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