Mascaron couple (MM)

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As of the 18th century, the porches, walls and fountains of Bordeaux are decorated with a great variety of figures.  One meets not only Bacchus – the god of wine – but also grotesque figures, plant motifs or more personalised figures.  Mascaron in French comes from the Italian « mascherone » which means « great mask (or figure)».

 

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As of the 18th century, the porches, walls and fountains of Bordeaux are decorated with a great variety of figures. One meets not only Bacchus – the god of wine – but also grotesque figures, plant motifs or more personalised figures. Mascaron in French comes from the Italian « mascherone » which means « great mask (or figure)». The subject here is friendship, love. The couple gaze at each other, exchanging, and illustrate Saint Exupéry ‘s famous maxim : « The essential thing is not to look into the whites of each others’ eyes, but to look together in the same direction. »

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