• Villa; Palagonia; Bagheria; Sicily; Grotesque Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa; Palagonia; Bagheria; Sicily; Grotesque Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa; Palagonia; Bagheria; Sicily; Grotesque Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa; Palagonia; Bagheria; Sicily; Grotesque Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa; Palagonia; Bagheria; Sicily; Grotesque Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa; Palagonia; Bagheria; Sicily; Grotesque Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa; Palagonia; Bagheria; Sicily; Grotesque Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily Pictures, photos, images & fotos
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 37 - sculpture of a grotesque head with interlocking teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 37 - sculpture of a grotesque head with interlocking teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 41 - sculpture of a grotesque stylised creatures head with bulging eyes. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 23 - sculpture of a grotesque head with either a huge swollen tongue of something in its mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 48  -  sculpture of.a grotesque creature with a long snout and fierce teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 23 - sculpture of a grotesque head with either a huge swollen tongue of something in its mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 23 - sculpture of a grotesque head with either a huge swollen tongue of something in its mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Grotesque Medieval pillar capital sculpture on the exterior of the Duomo Pisa
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 37 - sculpture of a grotesque head with interlocking teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 23 - sculpture of a grotesque head with either a huge swollen tongue of something in its mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 41 - sculpture of a grotesque stylised creatures head with bulging eyes. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 48  -  sculpture of.a grotesque creature with a long snout and fierce teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 41 - sculpture of a grotesque stylised creatures head with bulging eyes. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Grotesque Medieval pillar capital sculpture on the exterior of the Duomo Pisa
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
<br />
Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 37 - sculpture of a grotesque head with interlocking teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 48  -  sculpture of.a grotesque creature with a long snout and fierce teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 41 - sculpture of a grotesque stylised creatures head with bulging eyes. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 48  -  sculpture of.a grotesque creature with a long snout and fierce teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Grotesque Medieval pillar capital sculpture on the exterior of the Duomo Pisa
  • Grotesque Medieval pillar capital sculpture on the exterior of the Duomo Pisa

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