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10 Incredible Gargoyles & Grotesques
In architecture, grotesques are often confused with gargoyles because both are eerie, strange creatures that are carved from stone and placed on the tops and sides of buildings. However, the distinction is that gargoyles are figures that contain a water spout through the mouth which conveys water away from the sides of buildings, while grotesques do not. Grotesques are used for ornamentation. Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential water damage from a rainstorm.
- Cologne Cathedral — Cologne, Germany
- St. Mary’s Cathedral — Edinburgh, Scotland
- Westminster abbey — London, England
- Magdalen College — England
- Nidaros Cathedral — Trondheim, Norway
- Marble Church, Bodelwyddan — Clwyd, Wales
- Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya — Barcelona, Spain
- Château d’Amboise — Amboise, France
- Winchester Cathedral — Winchester, England
- Notre Dame Cathedral — Paris, France
Claude Monet in his studio
Watercolor Tattoos pt. 2
I want one.
New Vincent Van Gogh painting discovered
The New York Times: Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum has unveiled a newly-discovered painting by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, the first major canvas of the artist’s work that has been found since 1928.
The work, titled ‘Sunset at Montmajour,’ was painted in Arles in 1888 during a period that is considered to be the height of Van Gogh’s career.
Photo: Axel Ruger, left, director of the Van Gogh Museum, and Louis van Tilborgh, right, a senior researcher, unveil ‘Sunset at Montmajour’ (Peter Dejong/Associated Press)
Iori Tomita - New World Transparent Specimens (2005-)
Fisherman-turned-artist in Yokohama City, Japan, Tomita creates art using the skeletons of various dead marine specimens, which he preserves and then colors with bright shades of dye.
The process strips down each creature to the toughest parts of its remains and Tomita has dyed more than 5,000 dead creatures since 2005, which is amazing, considering each piece takes at least a few weeks to complete, and some up to a year.
"Although these are just transparent specimens, they’re filled with the drama of organisms which I have so much love for. I want people to enjoy the beauty of life, treat life with respect and understand that there is drama happening that is not centered on themselves when they look at the specimens. These specimens which you see here are actually animals that have died for some some reason or whose carcasses were discarded from pet shops or fishermen. I use those animals which passed away and repurpose them."