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Vivid Imagination

Imagine a person walking alone through a dense forest at night in 12th century Germany. Faces of a fantastic nature would appear in the rustling leaves of the trees, while a mysterious wind would blow to enhance the image. Arnold uses this scene to explain the need for us to create faces not in our likeness. "It solidifies the fantastical experience," he says. This ape-like grotesque has elements of both the Romanesque and Renaissance architectural styles, and was obviously created by someone with an active imagination.
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