Gargoyles. Art, history, study and observation.

Here is a bit of the passion I feel for these wonderful works of art.

Studying, researching and observing gargoyles is an essential aspect of my daily work. Therefore, with this section I want to share with you some of these moments of study.

Realism and Fantasy in Gargoyles. Aachen Cathedral

Realism and Fantasy in Gargoyles. Aachen Cathedral

  Today we’re going to Aachen, a German city that’s home to one of the most beautiful and extraordinary monuments in the world. We’re going to look at Aachen Cathedral and its magnificent Palatine Chapel, a marvel of history and art. Construction of the chapel...

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The Exuberant Beauty of Gargoyle Wings

The Exuberant Beauty of Gargoyle Wings

  As we know, most gargoyles, but especially monsters, devils and fantastical animals, commonly exhibit many characteristic features such as tusks, crests and pointed ears. However, today I’m going to look at another unique and important feature that’s probably...

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The Gargoyles and its Creator

The Gargoyles and its Creator

  Today we're going to talk about something a little different. We're not going to discuss types, features or symbolism, instead this post is devoted solely and exclusively to the maker, the creator, in short, the artist. The gargoyle sculptor.   León...

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Water Drainage in Gargoyles

Water Drainage in Gargoyles

    Generally speaking, the water drainage spout in gargoyles is placed in the mouths of the beings and creatures we see depicted in them. This means that they are often very eloquent, with wide open mouths and sometimes exaggerated and very expressive...

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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...

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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...

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