Antoni Gaudí was a Catalan architect and designer known for his highly individualized, sui generis style that defies classification. He was born in Catalonia on the Mediterranean coast of Spain on June 25, 1852, and studied in Barcelona. Gaudí became an expert in making boilers and worked almost entirely in or near Barcelona. His exceptional ground-breaking genius made him the inventor of a unique, personal and incomparable architectural language that incorporates structural solutions inspired by nature.
Gaudí’s distinctive style is characterized by freedom of form, voluptuous colour and texture, and organic unity. His works include a deep religious symbolism that makes them not only functional structures but also masterpieces of art. Two of his siblings did not live into adulthood; Francesc Gaudí i Serra and Antònia Cornet i Bertran were his parents.
Among the most influential modern artists in Spain and a leading contributor to modern art, Gaudi’s work has been officially recognized by UNESCO for its importance to world heritage. His contributions to architecture are notable as he revolutionized it with his extensive use of curved lines instead of straight ones, adding movement to static buildings which stand even after over a century since they were first built.
All Antoni Gaudi Artwork on Artchive
|Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera (the quarry)||1905-1910|
|The Temple of the Sagrada Família|