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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 May 2, 2015

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

Marc Lat on May 2, 2015

Superbe couleur et photo!
Regards, Marc

Antonio Aroca on May 2, 2015

Excelente detalle de esta hermosa casa e interesante información. L187, saludos cordiales desde Murcia.

Giorgi Baramidze on May 2, 2015

Very attractive composition. Like. Greetings from Georgia. Gio

Miguel Bortfeldt on May 3, 2015

Very nicely framed. Like. Regards, Miguel.

Christos Theodorou on May 3, 2015

Dear Panoramio - friends: many thanks // merci beaucoup // muchas gracias // molte grazie // vielen Dank // muito obrigado // большое спасибо // tack så mycket // хвала // çok teşekkür ederim // أشكر //谢谢 //に感謝 //ευχαριστώ θερμά, for your recent 4 visits and kind comments.

Bernard Chollet-Rica… on June 6, 2015

Très beau cliché d'architecture, couleurs et exposition parfaites.


Amitiés, Bernard

Christos Theodorou on June 6, 2015

Bernard Chollet-Ricard - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Nina Stefanova on December 7, 2015

Fantastic architecture , great shot!!!! Like/Fav 191/36

Best wishes, Nina

Gaetan Martineau on December 7, 2015

Magnifique photo de ces fenêtres de Gaudi. J'étais à Barcelone en septembre mais je n'ai pu la visiter en raison d'un conflit d'horaires. Je n'ai pu la voir qu'en passant en bus. Ce sera partie remise pour le future peut-être.

Christos Theodorou on December 7, 2015

Nina Stefanova

Gaetan Martineau

Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Christos Theodorou on December 19, 2015


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Greetings from Athens - Christos

xacobeo4 on April 19, 2016

 I'm well visit 10632   Incredibly as you can capture such beauty and detail in a photo,   Gaudi, dedicated his life to work, leaving us, the best of humanity inheritances, which was his art in life. Wonderful image in all aspects congratulate you, friend wonderful capture, (L&F) My best wishes, for you always, I hope you have a great and Happy Spring,Rebeca

Christos Theodorou on April 19, 2016

xacobeo4 - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

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