Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Facade as collection: Villa Medici, Rome

The garden facade of the Villa Medici, on the Pincian hill in Rome, features a composition where the syncopated animation of the elevation is provided by the low relief panels depicting mythological scenes. The are fictively attached by garlands to the wall surface, and supplemented by images of antique masks, providing an alternative rhythm to that produced by the relatively spare fenestration.

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