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.

Gargoyles Representing Death. Images of Gargoyles

Gargoyles Representing Death. Images of Gargoyles

  Death is one of the most fascinating and sublime themes and images in literature and the visual arts. Macabre figures both attract and repel us. Due to its association with certain animals and all that is demonic, ugly and monstrous, death is sometimes...

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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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