Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gargoyles and Grotesques Part One at Dark Roasted Blend

Check out my article Gargoyles and Grotesques, Part One at Dark Roasted Blend

We’ve all seen them, those odd looking carved faces, some with horns, some half animal or half human, often looking miserable, scowling at us from the outer walls of buildings. Often they’re spotted on churches and other older structures, but the practice of adding these ornamentations to more recently constructed buildings is quite common too. This article looks at the origin of gargoyles and grotesques, with examples of these ugly, sometimes funny, invariably bizarre and at times almost demonic looking figures from around the world.

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