Tuesday, June 10, 2014

#onthisday 88 years ago Gaudí died





Gaudí, the most original Catalan architect


Gaudí has been a cry for originality in his personal and genuine works, with a personal style that has deserved the title of key figure in the architecture of all time- and when we mention Modernism the name Gaudí is without a doubt always implicit in the word.

Gaudí was very well connected with the Catalan bourgeoisie, especially with Eusebi Güell, since under the shelter of his sponsorship the artist was able to realize his ideas. He was a profound and deeply religious man, and throughout his life he displayed a strict civic commitment and a great love for his land "Catalonia" read more...


Gaudí: Nature in Arquitecture

One hundred and fifty years after his birth and 76 after his death, the architect Antoni Gaudí has finally transcended the local and national sphere to become one of the identifying signs of the city of Barcelona, and a phenomenon of universal importance. However, this has not always been the case. In the past Gaudí and his work have been met with wide-scale incomprehension and even outright hostility. It is only with the passing of time that his work has become better recognised, due to its spectacular nature in form, and hence been analysed in depth. The result of this is that his position is now secured and his contribution to the art of the 20th century is at last understood as being fundamental read more...

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