Mascheroni di Torino

Li troviamo sulle facciate di antichi palazzi, musei e portoni, con le loro espressioni truci: sono i Mascheroni Barocchi di Torino.

Rappresentano figure zoomorfe o antropomorfe.

Ibridi di fantasia riproducenti il volto umano o fitomorfi con forme ripescate dal mondo vegetale e sono uno diverso dall’altro.

Generalmente i mascheroni sono realizzati in gesso, marmo, pietra e cemento e rappresentano caricature di stati d’animo: l’ira, la paura, l’ingenuità, lo scherno, l’allegria.

Il perché di tali decorazioni si deve ricercare nelle famiglie nobiliari del tempo, che utilizzavano i mascheroni negli stemmi araldici come simbolo di forza, eleganza e sfrontatezza.

Mascherone della Cittadella
Mastio della Cittadella
Posto a chiave di volta del portone d’ingresso, sbeffeggiava gli invasori che tentavano di entrare per quell’ ingresso. Si trattava infatti di una falsa porta
Mascheroni Palazzo Carignano
Voluti dal Guarini contornano le finestre di Palazzo Carignano e rappresentano i capi tribù degli Irochesi



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