Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Villa dei Mostri
This one is at the entrance. Villa Palagonia is a 17c Baroque Villa in the town of Bagheria. The villa's garden is full of 'monsters', that is to say many statues and caricatures of man-beasts, dwarfs, beggars, ladies and knights.
The gardens are very strange, but the villa is also beautiful inside. This view from what is now the back is one that I have sketched as there is a convienent quiet road leading to the gate. Sketching all the monsters would make an interesting sketch book.....I can feel an idea coming on!