As you can see in the picture, here you can download four Renaissance grotesque patterns originating from carved stone panels.

These Grotesques come from the book "Ornamental details of the Italian Renaissance" by Arthur L. Blakeslee, published in 1920. All four patterns represent a grotesque being called the Green Man, which used to be a common architectural decorative element in the Middle Ages. The Green Man is most often depicted as a face composed of leaves or surrounded by leaves. There are many variations of this mythological creature that symbolizes rebirth, i.e., the growth cycle that begins every spring.


Grotesques from carved panels
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These grotesque designs can be easily downloaded in 2D CAD (dwg) and vector (eps and svg) file formats by clicking on the appropriate link below.


As stated in the book, these 4 Green Man patterns were originally carved in stone, but nonetheless can be used  to create reliefs, woodcarvings or 3D models. In addition, they may simply serve as an idea to draw your own Green Man patterns. The Green Man is a common motif for woodcarving lovers, so we hope that especially beginners have become truly inspired to give it a try!

Text below image in a book: Grotesques from carved panels of choir stalls in church of S. Pietro - Perugia. Design by Raphael. Executed by Stefano Da Bergamo - 16th century.


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