Palacio de Bellas Artes--page 2 (of three pages)

Adamo Boari and Federico Mariscal
1904-13; 1934 completed

Superficially classical

From a distance this edifice gives the appearance of being classical. However, wonderfully eccentric details belie that impression. Note, for example, the capitals here. Incised linear decoration extends down the shaft past the neck as well on both piers and columns.

The curved entrance porch


Large pavilions flanking the center entrance

Aztec motifs (note especially the entwined serpent) coexist with the elaborate metal art nouveau door.

Four versions (two shown here) of Pegasus designed by Spanish (Catalan) sculptor Agustín Querol

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