Palacio de Bellas Artes--page 3 (of three pages)

Adamo Boari and Federico Mariscal
1904-13; 1934 completed



The side facade

According to the official web site (only in Spanish), the colossal nudes on this facade were designed by A. [?] Boni.
 
 

Cresting with repeated mask motifs and a variety of floral motifs (see floral motifs below)

According to the official web site (only in Spanish), the masks and floral decoration were designed by Fiorenzo Gianetti.
 
Above the rusticated base (taller here than on the front since the ground level is lower), the window echoes the flanking side portals on the front. Classical and Aztec motifs are evident. The classical garland swags join Indian masks on the upper porch balustrade.
 


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