14 July 2012

Antoni Gaudi

Two Catalan artists, Antoni Gaudi and Joan Miró, stand out above the others in international fame and world-wide influence. Miró's works appear across the world, from the Metropolitan Museum in New York to the pavement of Las Ramblas in Barcelona.

Gaudi is perhaps less well known outside Spain than Miró, but within Catalonia his buildings form the core of its modern architecture. Gaudi's work appears at first silly and ugly, then perplexing, and finally, as preconceptions of what modern architecture should be fall away, astonishing.

La Pedrera (Casa Milà)
Roadway Supports, Parc Güell