- The term refers to large blocks of stone that are roughly cut and applied to building façades to grant a bold surface texture. The use of rustication allows for statements of masculinity and power, as the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence (beg. 1436) by Michelozzo denotes. The Mannerists used rustications to create anticlassical structures, such as Giulio Romano's Palazzo del Tè in Mantua (1527-1534) and Bartolomeo Ammannati's Palazzo Pitti courtyard in Florence (beg. 1560) where these rough surfaces appear in unexpected places, such as columns, windows, and arches.
Historical dictionary of Renaissance art. Lilian H. Zirpolo. 2008.
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