Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Barcelona, Gaudí, and modernism.

Image from TimBray in Wikipèdia
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 Modernism is one of the most beautiful artistic expressions of Barcelona. The architect, Antoni Gaudí, came true his imaginary creations through the construction of all types of buildings. These buildings have become a universal symbol of Catalonia.
In the picture above you can see the Sagrada Familia, perhaps his most iconic work.
Gaudí was a deeply religious person, and a great Catalan.
In 1924, at age seventy-two, Gaudí was beaten by the Spanish police.
Gaudí wanted to attend a Mass dedicated to the patriots killed by the Spanish army in 1714. Spanish government banned this Mass. Gaudí refused to obey the police. The police forbade him to speak them in Catalan, and tried to force him to speak in Spanish. Gaudí refused. Police beat him, and he had to spent all night in jail, and pay a fine.  

Image from J.Soler. Modernist house.

                                                               Image from J.Soler. Parc Güell.

                                                     Image from J.Soler. Parc Güell.

                                                      Image from J.Soler. Parc Güell.

                                                          Image from J.Soler. Parc Güell.

 Image from J.Soler. Parc Güell..
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To the post I wrote yesterday:
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Other posts about Catalonia:
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