Gargoyles and Sculpting. The Language of Stone

Gargoyles and Sculpting. The Language of Stone

  Many of us are attracted to and fascinated by gargoyles. Their monstrous, terrifying, beautiful or ugly figures astound and intrigue us. But there’s more to gargoyles than iconography and functionality. There’s something living that changes over time, something...
Women and their Representation in Gargoyles

Women and their Representation in Gargoyles

    One of the most fascinating aspects of art, at least for me as an art historian, is the representation of women. There is sufficient material to write several theses about this enthralling subject, but here you have my brief contribution in recognition...
Superb and Sinister Gargoyles with Bat-like Wings: Dante’s Devil

Superb and Sinister Gargoyles with Bat-like Wings: Dante’s Devil

  Among the devil’s most fascinating features are his bat-like wings. The association between the bat and the devil comes from the symbolism attributed to this little animal. I have already discussed this in an earlier post on depictions of fantastical beasts in...
Gargoyles Looking out to Sea

Gargoyles Looking out to Sea

  In this post, I want to look at some unique and exceptional gargoyles. These are unique not solely due to their type or style, but also because of their location. I am referring here to the gargoyles in the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca, a jewel of Spanish...

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