Gargoyles, chimères, and the grotesque in French Gothic sculpture

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Sculpture -- France, Sculpture, Gothic, Grotesque, Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Decoration and ornament, G



Statementby Lester Burbank Bridaham; with an introduction by Ralph Adams Cram.
LC ClassificationsNB543 .B7
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 208 p. incl. front., illus.
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Open LibraryOL6752857M
LC Control Number31001531

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According to French architect and author Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, himself one of the great producers of gargoyles in the 19th century, the earliest known medieval gargoyles appear on Laon Cathedral (c.

One of the more famous examples is the gargoyles of Notre-Dame de Paris. Although most have grotesque features, the term gargoyle. In architecture, a grotesque or chimera Gargoyles a fantastic or mythical figure used for decorative purposes.

Chimerae are often described as gargoyles, although the term gargoyle technically refers to figures carved specifically as terminations to spouts which convey water away from the sides of the Middle Ages, the term babewyn was used to refer to both gargoyles and chimerae.

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The Gothic period gargoyles were mainly in Europe, but other examples have been found in Greece and even in China. Now that we know a little history, let's find out why gargoyles were so prominent. - Because they're there See more ideas about Gargoyles, Gothic gargoyles, Art pins.

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We tend to call any piece of architectural sculpture that depicts animals a ly speaking, however, gargoyles are decorative waterspouts that preserve stonework by diverting the flow of rainwater away from buildings. The word, gargoyle, derives from the French gargouille, or throat, from which and the grotesque in French Gothic sculpture book verb, to gargle, also originates.

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Co., Inc. 46th St.), NY (). This grotesque is on the west portal of Chartres Cathedral - among the grandest and most famous of all French Gothic churches.

While its close cousin in Paris is famous for its gargoyles, Chartres is celebrated for its beautiful stained glass and profuse sculptural decoration.

Much of this sculptural work is clustered around its nine arched doors (portals). Gothic sculpture, characterized by the representation of animals, both real and fantastic gave rise to gargoyles. These mythological representations, intentionally grotesque and ironic, have a practical architectural function: to drain water from the roofs of churches and : Leticia Quesada.

Why are there Gargoyles on French Gothic Churches you might ask. Well, it seems that there’s one explanation you may need to take with a pinch of salt. This story takes place in the seventh century.

It’s been retold many times over the last years resulting in several adaptations. Tweet Gargoyles and Grotesque are two very similar works of art, but they get mixed up all of the time.

Both structures are commonly known, and have a very eerie look to them.

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The term gargoyle originates from the French word “gargouille.” Gargoyles are used for many reasons. They ward off any evil, harmful, or.

Many of the key characteristics of gothic architecture have been adopted into more modern architectural designs, and our current aesthetic style owes a great deal to the roots of the gothic architecture movement in Medieval times.

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Gargoyles can be divided into several groups, according to their shape: there are animal gargoyles, human shaped gargoyles, and hybrid gargoyles. For most gargoyles are grotesque, a further division into grotesque gargoyles and non-grotesque ones does not seem useful.

Animal gargoyles were depicted in varying degrees of fidelity to nature. French Translation of “gargoyle” | The official Collins English-French Dictionary online.

OverFrench translations of English words and phrases. Gothic Gargoyles. Bill Yenne. With over color illustrations from throughout Europe is a necessary addition to any gargoyle enthusiast's library.

pages. England's Earliest Sculptors. Richard N. Bailey. A study of English sculpture from the 7th to 11th centuries. Gargoyles: From Gothic Garglers to Grotesque Guardians Article by Steve, filed under Sculpture & Craft in the Art category If the words “gargle” and “gargoyle” sound similar that’s no coincidence, but from their original function as decorative downspouts gargoyles have evolved into whimsically sculptured, cathedral dwelling creatures.

Reminiscent of the grotesque Gothic faces in the weathered stone facades of Oxford University, this eerie grotesque Gargoyle continues a rich tradition of quirky and quite entertaining stonework. Our own Gothic gargoyle is actually cast of quality designer resin with a grey stone Rating: % positive.

The gargoyles and grotesques are fascinating architectural sculptures that can be found on many buildings. The difference between the gargoyle and grotesque is that the gargoyle is grotesque but it has an additional purpose, and the grotesque is used to decorate the exterior of the building.

A grotesque (known as a ‘babewyn’ in the late medieval period) solves no similar engineering problem. Its purpose is to decorate and to remind. Its purpose is to decorate and to remind.

A grotesque is so named for the exaggeration of expression This is a beautifully written & relatively easy to follow guide; full of fascinating information 4/5. Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker Statue. Malicay, the Malicious Gargoyle Statue.

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note that words mean a 35 page (photo-illustrated) essay on what King knows and thinks about Gargoyles, off of the top of his head (no research); pics means that, the rest of the book are photos of gargoyles across the States, although mostly in New York and 's 'essay' is engaging and authentic sounding /5.

Gargoyles. Gargoyle. A grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter, especially of Gothic buildings, used as a spout to carry water clear of a wall. The word Gargoyle is derived from an old French word gargouille, meaning throat.

Gargoyles is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television and distributed by Buena Vista Television, and originally aired from Octoto Febru The series features a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day.

After spending a thousand years in an enchanted petrified state, the gargoyles (who have been No. of episodes: 78 (list of episodes).

French architect Viollet-le-Duc () extended this association to Gothic-Revival as he creatively restored the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral with many of the famous gargoyles and "grotesques" seen today. Gargoyles can also be found on American Gothic Revival buildings such as the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Gargoyles are half man/half beast, or half animal/half flower, or half animal/half dragon (you get the idea) figures carved in stone and found high up on corners and rooflines of Gothic buildings.

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They first showed up on medieval European cathedrals in the twelfth century. True gargoyles are rarities, especially in the U.S. The gargoyles on this church are all from pop culture. Fascinating ghouls of another era, gargoyles emerged around the 13th century in European architecture with a vast array of form and function.

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