What Is The Difference Between A Grotesque And A Gargoyle?
October 31, 2011 by staff
What Is The Difference Between A Grotesque And A Gargoyle?, Not really the same thing at all … I love gargoyles, but I just learned the difference today and discovered I actually have three grotesque. Feh.
Walter Arnold is a grotesque gargoyle sculptor professional and Chicago, and has a more relevant page G & G with a lot of pictures and links – love the “corrupt politician” gargoyle on the website:
The word “Gargoyle” shares a root with the word “gargle”, but come from “Gargouille” an old French word for “Throat.” A gargoyle is a waterspout truth. An unusual carved creature that does not serve that purpose is properly called a “grotesque.”
This also explains the title of Season 3 X-Files episode called “grotesque” about the criminal life gargoyle … ahem … grotesque. He / she / it has no drainspout; at least we can see on the screen.
And speaking of X-Files, now that the FOX official site has been abducted by aliens, if you’re a phile ‘might want to try some alternatives, homegrown XF sites as wearehere.net (name of the letter ethereal repeat in Mark Snow “Scully’s Theme”). Come to think of it, if you’re a phile ‘, what you’ve searched the sites now! I have a rare X-Files-updated blog related called “The X-Log,” if you’re curious … Warning: it is far from complete, and in no way is a guide to the season by season.
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