Mythology and Fascinating Mythical Creatures in Gargoyles

Mythology and Fascinating Mythical Creatures in Gargoyles

  In previous posts, we’ve seen gargoyles representing mythical or fabled animals. These astonishing, tantalising creatures have formed part of our traditions since ancient times. Each and every one of them is associated with a generally fantastical and beguiling...
The Anthropomorph in Gargoyles. Symbolism and Images

The Anthropomorph in Gargoyles. Symbolism and Images

    As we saw in the previous post, one of the most important figures, both in formal and iconographic terms, and most commonly depicted in gargoyles, is the anthropomorph, probably due to the variety of interpretations that this type of figure prompts....
Gesturality in Images of Gargoyles. Expressive Force in Art

Gesturality in Images of Gargoyles. Expressive Force in Art

    As part of our discussion on the history and research of symbolism in gargoyles let’s continue to explore one of the most important and astonishing topics in their iconography. In a previous post I talked about facial expressiveness and today...
Monsters in Art. Gargoyles and the Vision of the Terrifying

Monsters in Art. Gargoyles and the Vision of the Terrifying

  Art History and Research I’d like to devote this post to a fascinating subject, which runs through all my research and is deeply connected to the world of gargoyles. I’m referring to the monster, not only as a form but as a concept throughout...

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