Grotesques

In art, grotesques are a decorative form of arabesques with interlaced garlands and strange animal figures.

Connected Sites

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Florence Grotticina at Boboli Gardens
Fontainebleau
La Lonja de la Seda "It is lit by soaring Gothic windows, the external frames of which, like the doors, are exuberantly ornamented, notably by a series of grotesque gargoyles." (AB ev)
Rome Domus Aurea
Vatican City Raphael's Loggias
Vicenza Villa Badoer in Fratta Polesine
Vienna Hall of Grotesque, Lower Belvedere
Villa d'Este

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