A medieval church is a small Welsh village, All Saints’ is apparently considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. It also has some pretty phenomenal gargoyles and grotesques. They have a simplicity to them, a roughness, and a lack of detail that I find fascinating and highly effective. They are almost abstract in some ways, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen any other gargoyles quite like them. I couldn’t choose just one to be today’s featured gargoyle, so there are three. You can see even more here.
Alexandra Kiely, aka A Scholarly Skater, is an art historian based in the northeastern United States. She loves wandering down the dark and dusty corners of art history and wholeheartedly believes in visual art's ability to enrich every person's life.
Her favorite periods of art history are 19th-century American painting and medieval European art and architecture. When she not looking at, reading about, writing about, or teaching art, she's probably ice dancing or reading.
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