The traditional gargoyle is a horrendous creature who leers out of medieval church walls. But people have continued making gargoyles right up into the modern day, bringing science fictional flourishes to these fantasy creations.
A Xenomorph on Paisley Abbey, Scotland, built in the early 14th century
Many of the original gargoyles were replaced during the renovations in the early 1990s, so we’re afraid that one of the stonemasons was in a funny mood.
19th and 20th Centuries
Although not designed to drain water and therefore technically not gargoyles, the grotesques on modern structures are still considered by most people to be gargoyles. Grotesques were used as decoration on 19th- and early 20th-century buildings in cities such as New York (where the Chrysler Building’s stainless steel gargoyles are celebrated), Minneapolis, and Chicago. Gargoyles can be found on many churches and other buildings.
One extensive collection of modern gargoyles can be found in Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The cathedral, begun in 1908, is encrusted with the limestone demons. This collection also includes Darth Vader, a crooked politician, robots and many other modern spins on the ancient tradition.
The 20th Century collegiate form of the Gothic Revival produced many modern gargoyles, notably at Princeton University, Washington University in St. Louis, Duke University, and the University of Chicago.
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Long-lost art of a vanished civilization revealed by British archaeologists on uninhabited island in Caribbean
Five centuries after it was largely obliterated by the Spanish conquistadors, the long-lost culture of a vanished civilisation is being rediscovered by British and local archaeologists.
Before the Spanish conquest of the islands of the Caribbean, the region’s major indigenous people was a culture known as the Tainos.
British and Puerto Rican archaeologists are now rediscovering the spiritual heart of that culture – the world’s largest concentration of Taino art, located on a tiny and remote uninhabited island called Mona, midway between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
So far, literally thousands of previously unknown Taino drawings and paintings have been found in 30 caves on the island. More than 100 caves have yet to be explored – and it’s likely that many more artworks will be discovered. Read more.
I had this 4 bleach drawings I did and I planned on drawing the same with naruto but unlike bleach I didn’t do these only for couples (I don’t ship everyone here but found it fun to see them together
if you do then you’re welcome)