Garden Masks

During the Italian Renaissance, the garden was created for pure pleasure, as well as to reflect. The influence of the Renaissance garden continued throughout France and England. Still today, you will be able to admire the incredibly detailed carvings of the Mask in the Classical Gardens of Europe. These garden ornaments were often carved directly into the rock itself, leaving an everlasting impression. Many of the garden masks and characters used in France and Italy belong to the contrasting categories of the "Good", or "Idealized beauty", set against the "Ugly" or "Beastly" and grotesque.