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Antoni Gaudi (full name: Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, Reus 25 June 1852 - Barcelona, 10 June 1926) was an important Catalan Art Nouveau architect.

Studied and worked in Barcelona where are the most important works, which stand out for their design.

Gaudí was professionally and spiritually educated in the cosmopolitan environment of Barcelona. Studied the artistic movements of the past, Islamic and Gothic architecture which even at that time revived. He accepted the influence of Viollet-le-Duc, John Ruskin and Richard Wagner and through his work he wanted to renew the local architecture elaborating new forms of expression.

One of the most important works is the Guell Palace (1886 - 1888). The design of the building was entrusted to Gaudí by Don Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, a prominent figure in the economic, political and social life of the city and a strong influence in politics.

He constructed also Casa Vicens (1878–1880), Col-legi de les Teresianes (1888-1890), Cripta de la Colònia Guell (1898-1916), Casa Calvet (1899–1904), Casa Batlló (1905–1907), Casa Mila (La Pedrera) (1905-1907), Parc Guell (1900-1914).

The last and one of the most significant projects is Sagrada Familia (1884 - 1926), church, which remained unfinished due to the death of the architect. The construction continues to this day, financed by the homonymous foundation.

The Gaudí's works give special character to Barcelona and an attraction for visitors and scholars. Characteristic is one of the techniques of Gaudi who used pieces of ceramic tiles to decorate and paint some of his works. Today many of the decorative souvenirs sold to Barcelona using this technique.

(Translation from Wikipedia by C. Theodorou)

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Ladush on October 27, 2012

Superb!!!!!!

Christos Theodorou on October 27, 2012

Ladush - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Vasilis Anastopoulos on November 6, 2012

Ωραία εσωτερική λήψη. Ψήφος και αρέσει

Χαιρετισμούς, Βασίλης

Christos Theodorou on November 13, 2012

Vasilis Anastopoulos - Βασίλη, σ' ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη, την ψήφο και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς

PriSka on February 1, 2013

ein faszinierendes bild! gefällt mir sehr!

mit herzlichem gruss

priska

Christos Theodorou on February 1, 2013

priskaziswiler - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Maximeo on September 20, 2013

Très belle photo.LIKE.

Christos Theodorou on September 20, 2013

maximeo - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Roger Powell on September 20, 2013

A very good photograph, I like it!
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Christos Theodorou on September 20, 2013

Roger Powell - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Klein-Bonsels on September 20, 2013

a marvellous work, christos. like, fav, marc

Jurgis Karnavicius on September 20, 2013

Beautiful capture of this fantastic house, Like! Greetings, Jurgis

Christos Theodorou on September 21, 2013

Klein-Bonsels

Jurgis Karnavicius


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Anupam Mukherjee on December 31, 2013

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Wishing you Happy & Prosperous New Year

Greetings from India, Anupam

Christos Theodorou on December 31, 2013

Anupam Mukherjee - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Happy New Year ! Greetings.

Jan van Aartsen on January 1, 2014

Beautiful shot and photo with great lighting and colors of these very nice architecture Christos.
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Warm greetings,
Jan

Christos Theodorou on February 21

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Photo taken in Dreta de l'Eixample, Barcelona, Spain
Casa Batlló

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  • Uploaded on October 1, 2012
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    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2012/08/14 20:07:43
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