In art, grotesques are a decorative form of arabesques with interlaced garlands and strange animal figures.
|Cordouan Lighthouse||On the outside and inside of the lighthouse, there are decorations of mascarons, some of them "with grotesque faces", that are sometimes accompanied by plant motifs. (Nomination file, p. 53, 67)|
|El Escurial||Gallery of Battles at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.|
|Florence||Grotticina at Boboli Gardens|
|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)|
|Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro||Hall of Realms: "a ceiling covered in grotesques"|
|Vatican City||Raphael's Loggias|
|Vicenza and the Palladian Villas||Villa Badoer in Fratta Polesine|
|Vienna||Hall of Grotesque, Lower Belvedere|
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