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Would you like to be more imaginative and make works that find their main inspiration in nature? Then here is where you can get really inspired. You will get familiar with the works of Antoni Gaudi who is usually considered to be the great master of Catalan Modernism, but his works go beyond any one style or classification.

Get to Know Antoni Gaudi

June 25, 1852 - June 10, 1926

June 25, 1852 – June 10, 1926

Antoni Gaudi I Cornet was a Catalan architect of Spanish nationality. He was born in Reus, in the Catalina region of Spain and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. Much of his works were marked by his big passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion, and are largely concentrated in the Catalan capital of Barcelona. He has a very unique and individual style. He studied every detail of his creations, integrating into his architecture a series of crafts in which he was skilled: ceramics, stained glass, carpentry, and wrought iron work.

Antoni Gaudi stood out as interior decorator. He did decorating most of his buildings personally. He knew how to apply stylistic particularities, considering the owner’s taste when decorated the buildings, whether urban or natural, secular or religious.

Another aspect was the aim of creating a comfortable, intimate, interior atmosphere. For this purpose, Antoni Gaudi would divide the space into sections that were for specific use, by means of low walls, dropped ceiling, sliding doors and wall closets. When working on the decorative process, constructing those sections, he made sure his constructions had good lighting and ventilation. For this purpose he learned each project’s orientation with respect to the cardinal pints, as well as the local climate and its place in its surroundings.

His works represent an exceptional and outstanding creative contribution to the development of architecture and building technology in the late 19th and early 20th century.

He created amazing, surreal like structures that have never been dublicated or matched since his time. Many of his works are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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  1. bethany
    March 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    this was sups helpful for my art h/w. thanks. u rock!