Grotesque

In architecture the term “grotesque” means a carved stone figure and not to be mistaken with gargoyles. Gargoyles are grotesque figure but grotesque figure are not all gargoyles.

Gargoyles are probably the most interesting type of those figures. They were viewed in two ways throughout history. The primary use was to convey the concept of evil through the form of the gargoyle and they were supposed to scare evil spirits away from the buildings.

When you look at those grotesque figure by today’s standards, sometime they are funny to watch but some are still scary.

In your face

100

The mandolin player

116

Dragons

093

You can run but you cannot hide

112

Go away

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