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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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Comments (138)

Stathis Chionidis on July 24, 2013

Πανεμορφο σκηνικο και καλη ληψη.Επιτελους θα βραθω το Σεπτεμβρη εδω.χαιτετισμους ΣτΑθης

Christos Theodorou on July 24, 2013

Stathis Chionidis - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

Maciej K on July 25, 2013

Famous bench. L

Nikolai Karaneschev on July 25, 2013

Beautiful shot L, best wishes Nikolai

Christos Theodorou on July 25, 2013

Maciejk

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zbyszek_urbaniak on July 25, 2013

Twórczość tego artysty jest warta obejrzenia...

Christos Theodorou on July 26, 2013

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

GWHoffman on July 27, 2013

I love Gaudi's work and particularly this amazing park. Nice capture. LK-88

Kind regards, Glenn

cojjack on July 27, 2013

Parc Gûel un lieu incontournable de Barcelone.

Aime89

Cordialement

Christos Theodorou on July 27, 2013

GWHoffman

cojjack


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Nelly T on July 28, 2013

Φανταστικό θέαμα, υπέροχη αρχιτεκτονική και εικόνα. Α!

Νέλλη

Christos Theodorou on July 29, 2013

(( Nelly )) - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς

Mata Hary on July 29, 2013

Beautiful! Like/91! Best regards Mata Hary

Christos Theodorou on July 29, 2013

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

Galishev Pavel on July 30, 2013

Beautiful shot! Very Like )

nelu faur on July 30, 2013

A very beautiful view ! L & F

Greetings

Christos Theodorou on July 30, 2013

Galishev Pavel

nelu_faur


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Majka44 on August 1, 2013

Wonderful photo of this beautiful park!

LIKE

Greetings and best wishes from Slovakia,Majka

Oleksandr Mizyn on August 1, 2013

Excellent performance. Great shot!

Christos Theodorou on August 1, 2013

Majka44

O.Mizyn


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