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.

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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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...

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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 don't...

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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...

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