June 5th, 2013
10:47 PM ET

RidicuList: Gargoyle controversy

What could possibly be the problem with a nine-foot, anatomically correct, metal gargoyle? The RidicuList is on the case.

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  1. Kerry M.

    No one is asking the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence to remove the anatomically-correct "David," sculpted by Michaelangelo, from public view. As it took him three years to sculpt it (1501-1504), and as it's in a museum, I would make the presumption that lots of children have seen it by now. What is the true upset here: That this gargoyle is anatomically-correct or that it's a demon? The purpose of a gargoyle in medieval times was to show simple peasants what awaited them in Hell, should they not attend church regularly, by scaring and intimidating them. It seems this modern version had the same effect?

    June 7, 2013 at 6:16 am |
  2. Sean

    Not to split hairs but this isn't a gargoyle, it's a grotesque. Gargoyles are water spouts (think gargle) for moving rainwater from a building.

    June 6, 2013 at 7:25 am |