16th century grotesque iron bar artistry in the Cathedral of Cuenca (Spain)
The Renaissance entered the Cathedral of Cuenca with force, its walls are impregnated with the decorative elements that artistically revolutionized the whole of EUROPE.
It was the Council of Trent, attended by our Bishop Fray Bernardo de Fresneda, who gave the didactics and the necessary morality to house decorations of ancient Greco-Roman traditions in Christian temples. Military tools, monsters, fantastic and heavenly animals merge into vegetable scrolls that delight those who observe them. Like an impossible fantasy dream, but palpable, illogical but true.
The bars convey the living beliefs of those who knew how to merge art and religion to leave its thoughts in the delights of the impossible, tracing through the work of its hands the innumerable ways to reach Paradise.