Animal Monsters in Gargoyles

Animal Monsters in Gargoyles

    In our discussion of the various types of gargoyles, animal monsters were included in our classification. Animal monsters are hybrid creatures that come from the combination of various animal body parts, and they tend to be fantastical and incredible creations....
Gargoyles in Gata. Art History and Research

Gargoyles in Gata. Art History and Research

    Today’s post is about one of the most interesting sets of gargoyles I’ve discovered on my latest trips. They are the gargoyles on the Parish Church of San Pedro in the magnificent town of Gata in the lovely province of Cáceres. And by magnificent I...
The Gargoyles of the Burghers’ Lodge in Bruges

The Gargoyles of the Burghers’ Lodge in Bruges

  Today’s entry is devoted to the gargoyles of the Burghers’ Lodge (Poortersloge) in Bruges, a magnificent building situated in the Jan van Eyck Square. From the 15th century the Lodge was a meeting place for the burghers of Bruges. In the 18th and 19th centuries it...
The Devil and his Portrayal in Gargoyles IV

The Devil and his Portrayal in Gargoyles IV

  Art History and Research Following on from the last post about gastrocephalic devils and the snake as an animal linked to the idea of good and evil, this post begins by talking about images of the devil in woman’s form. The depiction of the devil in gargoyles...
The Devil and his Portrayal in Gargoyles III

The Devil and his Portrayal in Gargoyles III

    Art History and Research This post continues with the portrayal of the devil in gargoyles, one of their predominant themes. In Christian iconography, the snake is linked with the idea of evil and the devil. “Every creature that moves along the ground is to be...
Gargoyles in Bruges (Belgium)

Gargoyles in Bruges (Belgium)

    In today’s post we’re off to Belgium to see some gargoyles in the beautiful city of Bruges (Belgium). Apart from the wonderful gargoyles on major buildings such as the City Hall, the Burghers’ Lodge (Poortersloge) and the Provincial Palace...