In art, grotesques are a decorative form of arabesques with interlaced garlands and strange animal figures.
|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)
|Gallery of Battles at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
|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"
|The central portal of the Cathedral is surrounded by a semicircular tympanum with an arched shape which is surrounded by floral motifs represented by garlands and grotesque masks. (wiki)
|Vicenza and the Palladian Villas
|Villa Badoer in Fratta Polesine
|Hall of Grotesque, Lower Belvedere
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