In love with Antoni Gaudì’s amazing works?
Antoni Gaudì y Cornet was born in June 25, 1852, it is not sure if in Reus or Riudoms.
Fifth son of two artisans, Francesc Gaudì y Serra and Antonia Cornet Bertran, Antoni studied in Barcelona.
He graduated in 1878 at the “Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona“, but at that time he had already started working with the best architects of the city.
In the same year, in Paris, during the International Exhibition, he met Eusebi Güell, that would be his most important sponsor.
In 1883, at the age of 31, he became the main architect of the Sagrada Familia.
He worked on it for the rest of his life, leaving it unfinished.
In the meanwhile he created some of his most important works.
On June 7, 1926, Antoni Gaudì was run over by a tram, and he died two days later.
Most of his works are in Barcelona and almost all of them were declared “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO.
Let’s go through some of them!
The Sagrada Familia is for sure the most famous work, which has not been finished yet.
It’s a majestic cathedral, turned into the symbol of the city.
Parc Güell, famous for the big lizard covered with a mosaic, was ordered by Eusebi Güell and built between 1900 and 1914.
This huge terrace full of mosaics is very suggestive!
The Casa Batllo is definitely in a typical Gaudi’s style!
The facade, with its oscillating form, is made of stone and crystal.
Inside everything is made of wood and coloured glass…but you have to visit it to understand the magnificence of this building!
Palau Güell is one of the first works that Eusebi Güell ordered to Gaudì as he needed a residence in the city.
Here you can see the typical Gaudì’s arches in chain-way, that appeared in this building for the first time.
Casa Milà was requested by Roser Segimon and Pere Milà that were about to get married.
The main characteristic of this building is the total lack of straight lines.
Outside the building seems shaped by the nature, because of the stone used to cover it.
Are you curious about other works by this fabulous artist?
Maybe you could fly to Barcelona and discover them all!
In the meantime, enjoy some amazing pictures.