Barcelona, Casa Batlló - l'obra mestra de Gaudí, amb il · luminació / la obra maestra de Gaudí, con iluminación - DEC. 2012 CONTEST

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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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Christos Theodorou on December 8, 2012

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

François T on December 11, 2012

Belle mise en valeur de l'architecture organique de Gaudi. L Amitiés, François

stig.berge on December 11, 2012

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Christos Theodorou on December 11, 2012

François T

stig.berge


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

Nelson Castrillon Ri… on December 18, 2012

Super ! . LIKE

Christos Theodorou on December 19, 2012

Nel-Caro - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your family. Friendly greetings from Athens

ériimi on December 31, 2012

VOTED! Wonderful architectural detail, excellent photo! LIKE & Favorite.

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

Greetings from Hungary, Imre

Christos Theodorou on January 1, 2013

ériimi - Many thanks for your visit, VOTE and comments – Best wishes and Happy New Year to all your family. Friendly greetings from Athens

Carlo M. Dimhofen on January 3, 2013

Wonderful picture, great eye for detail.

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Best regards,

Michael

Christos Theodorou on January 3, 2013

Traveller42 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Lloret on January 7, 2013

nice composition, LIKE

Christos Theodorou on January 8, 2013

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

Agnieszka C on January 11, 2013

Nice shot, congratulations! like

Best regards Agnieszka

Christos Theodorou on January 11, 2013

Agnieszka.c - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Andreas Swierzy on January 30, 2013

the lighting and photography is simply superb LIKE greetings Andreas Sw

Christos Theodorou on January 30, 2013

Andreas Sw - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

J. Radtke on February 1, 2013

very very beautiful picture!! like

Christos Theodorou on February 1, 2013

J. Radtke - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

lurdesa_ on February 1, 2013

*Barcelona, Casa Batlló - l'obra mestra de Gaudí, amb il · luminació *

perfecte titol amb català !!!!!!!!

ysl per barcelona i Catalunya.**

lurdesa

vinc107 on February 1, 2013

lieu unique

très réussi !

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