Month: March 2017

TYPES OF GARGOYLES


Generally speaking, gargoyles can be classified into three kinds of figures, humans, animals and monsters. It’s difficult to establish an exact classification of all kinds of gargoyles, as one figure may belong to one or more types. Fantastical or mythological gargoyle figures may be included in the monster category, sometimes they may even fall into

GARGOYLES IN THE HISTORY OF ART


  Looking at them as a passer-by, I’ve always been really attracted to gargoyles.  This is undoubtedly the main reason why I chose to write a PhD thesis on them. However, as an art historian, I’m passionate about art in general, especially medieval art. Historians usually have a passion for study and research. When I

GARGOYLES


We’re embarking on a journey through the prodigious world of gargoyles, those fascinating creatures who’ve been gazing down at us from the tops of buildings for centuries.   However, in this first post, we’ll be starting from the beginning. And that means explaining what gargoyles are. When undertaking a study or research on gargoyles, it’s

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