The Gargoyles on the Provincial Palace in Bruges

The Gargoyles on the Provincial Palace in Bruges

    History and Research. Images of Gargoyles In today’s post we’re returning to the wonderful city of Bruges to discover a few more of its gargoyles. Immersed in its atmosphere of magical, fairy-tale architecture, once again we find magnificent gargoyles...
The Scream in Gargoyles. Expressiveness in Art

The Scream in Gargoyles. Expressiveness in Art

Art History In a previous post I talked about expressiveness in images of gargoyles. There’s no doubt that one of the most intriguing, surprising and attractive aspects of gargoyles are the gestures and expressions of these fascinating, impressive figures. One of the...
Gargoyles on the Luxembourg National Library.  Luxembourg Gargoyles

Gargoyles on the Luxembourg National Library. Luxembourg Gargoyles

  Today we’re going to Luxembourg to discover some of its gargoyles, specifically the ones on the National Library. The Luxembourg National Library was founded in 1899, replacing the Municipal Library dating back to 1798. In addition to holding a huge number of...
Nudity in Gargoyles. Gargoyle Iconography and Images

Nudity in Gargoyles. Gargoyle Iconography and Images

  Art History Today’s post is about the portrayal of nakedness in gargoyles. In his book on the history of the body in the Middle Ages, the great French Medievalist Jacques Le Goff (1924-2014) tells us that the Roman Empire already exercised containment in terms...
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...

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