A biography of antoni gaudi a spanish catalan architect

They are imaginative works that find their main inspiration in nature. At his graduation, the chair of the faculty is reported to have said that Gaudi was either a madman or a genius. Given the number of commissions he began receiving, he had to rely on his team to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

These fasts were often unhealthy and occasionally, as inled to life-threatening illness. The facade of Sagrada Familia is a purposeful visual statement of this architectural approach, and parallels the equally geological, but more tentative "jagged" undulations of his Casa Batlloand the broader, more intrepid triple facades of the famously cliff-like Casa Mila In fact, the director of the School of Architecture, Elies Rogent said he was unable to discern whether they were awarding the title to a genius or a madman.

Passers-by cared for him until a police officer finally took him to the Hospital de Santa Creu. Outdoor Cinema Fans of the silver screen and classic movies wont go wrong here. Best Artists of All Time. Many of his furnishings are exhibited at Gaudi House Museum. In he began making sculpturebut he made more of an impression by directing the films Basquiatabout the American painter Jean-Michel Basquiatand Before Night Fallsabout the Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas.

He inclined the columns so they could better resist the perpendicular pressure on their section.

Antoni Gaudí. Catalan Architect.

He learned his drawing skills at the Madrid Academy of Fine Arts where he studiedand again Together with his inspiration from nature and the original touch of his works, this amalgam gives his works their personal and unique character in the history of architecture.

Cap Roig Festival A concert series in a spectacular natural setting overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. All too often overlooked, this is well worth highlighting for despite the controversial forms of the church, Gaudi bequeathed to Barcelona a legacy of co-operative workmanship to which generations of craftsmen like him have devoutly contributed.

He then made plaster casts of the figures, both of people and animals on one occasion he made a donkey stand up so it would not move.

Antoni Gaudí

A genius of 19th century architecturehe was - along with Victor HortaHector Guimard and Charles Rennie Mackintosh - one of the great Art Nouveau architects, as well as being among the most influential modern artists in Spain.

Rene Magritteand Paul Delvaux Given the number of commissions he began receiving, he had to rely on his team to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Many of his works were related to liturgical furnishing. In his 75th year, while on his way to vespers, he was struck down by a trolley carand he died from the injuries.

The fulfilment of the undertaking remained dependent upon established architectural traditions of expertise and multi-disciplinary endeavour. For the restoration of Mallorca Cathedral he invented a new technique to produce stained glass, which consisted of juxtaposing three glass panes of primary coloursand sometimes a neutral one, varying the thickness of the glass in order to graduate the light's intensity.

Also not to miss are the fireworks at the closing of the festival. My good friends are dead; I have no family and no clients, no fortune nor anything. His grades were average and he occasionally failed courses. On his return to Spain he settled at Port Lligat, in Catalonia, dividing his time between there, Paris and New York, and in married Gala in a church ceremony.

As a young man, he dressed like a dandy in costly suits, sporting well-groomed hair and beard, indulging gourmet taste, making frequent visits to the theatre and the opera and visiting his project sites in a horse carriage. Every day from 8 pm. The architect, who had taken over the management of the building work in the early days of his career thanks to a series of coincidences, made the Sagrada Familia his living testament.

A lot of the streets put up their own stages with ear-splitting sound systems and every one has a different genre: Architecture was his passion which explains perhaps why he never married nor had any amorous scandal attached to his name. Advised by doctors, he became a vegetarian, and took country excursions to help improve his health.

From until his death he devoted himself entirely to this project. Many of his works were related to liturgical furnishing. Within the crypt Gaudi excells as a structural engineer. It was through them he met Gala Eluard who was to become his companion and a continuing source of inspiration.

El Maresme-Forum yellow line L4. Later on, he adhered to the neo-Gothic movement that was in fashion at the time, following the ideas of the French architect Viollet-le-Duc.

This year there are plans to decorate the main gate into the neighbourhood. Most of his service was spent on sick leave, enabling him to continue his studies.

Shows begin at He was commissioned to build this church as early asbut he did not live to see it finished. They constitute highly self-assured architectural statements intended to be seen and to provoke.Antoni Gaudí's architectural genius is most visible in the Spanish city of Barcelona, however, many of his works can also be found out of the Catalan city, adding ever more nuance to his already.

Antoni Gaudí Antoni Gaudí Architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈtɔni ɣəwˈði]; 25 June – 10 June ) was a Spanish Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. David Salle, American painter who, together with such contemporaries as Julian Schnabel and Robert Longo, regenerated big, gestural, expressionist painting after years of pared-down minimalism and conceptual art.

Salle is known for mixing modes of representation and appropriated ready-made motifs in a. Antoni Gaudi, Antoni Gaudi i Cornet in Catalan or Antoni Gaudi y Cornet in Spanish, was born in provincial Catalonia on the 25th June He was of humble origins and his father, Francesc Gaudi i Serra, worked as a coppersmith.

Early Life. Born in Valencia, the eldest child of a craftsman, Joaquin Sorolla, and his wife Concepcion Bastida, Sorolla was orphaned at the age of 2 when his parents died in a cholera epidemic, and brought up by his mother's relatives.

Biography of Antoni Gaudi

Even before enrolling in architecture, Gaudí had developed a great interest in Catalan history, especially the medieval period when Catalonia was a major player in Mediterranean trade and commerce and enjoyed a vibrant literary tradition.

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