INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ANTONI GAUDI TO UNDERSTAND HIS WORKS
The biography of Antoni Gaudi is full of interesting stories, bright moments and inspirational creations. If he hadn’t been working in Barcelona, the city wouldn’t be what it’s now. His architecture, way beyond his time, attracts people from all over the world and make the city a standout as something unique and different from any other city in Europe.
Here is the life of Antoni Gaudi in 5 crucial dates:
We have given this academic title to either a fool or a genius. Time will showThat same year, during the Paris World Fair, Anthony Gaudi would meet the count Eusebi Güell, who would become his patron and strong supporter.
The reason of his solitude is one of the little known facts about Antoni Gaudi. The truth is that friends and family die in the early 1910s, and the life of Antoni Gaudi gets lonelier. Plus after his disagreements with the Milà family during the construction of la Pedrera, the Barcelona high society is reluctant to hire him again.
Antoni Gaudi decides to devote himself exclusively to the construction of the Sagrada Familia, refusing to take any other project, and only finishing whatever he had already started.
The life of Antoni Gaudi was over on a June 10, 1926. 3 days earlier he was hit by a tramway on his way to one of his favorite church: St. Philip Neri. Being modestly dressed, he’s mistaken by a beggar and he’s taken to a hospital for poor people. When he’s finally recognized, it’s already too late…
Gaudí left us half a dozen of impressive masterpieces and several minor. His innovative construction techniques and his creative use of tiles and other decoration materials set a path that would take a hundred years before the next generations of architects and artists would be ready to fully understand them.
If you are interested in learning more about the architect, don’t miss our tour of the works and biography of Antoni Gaudi.
AND BONUS! The date that is meant to remind everyone of Gaudi beyond his death!
Hopefully this date will become memorable, as the Sagrada Familia Church is scheduled to be completed to coincide with the celebration of the 100 anniversary of Antoni Gaudi’s death. Only 150 years would have been needed, despite during the life of Antoni Gaudi he calculated we’d need 200. We are ahead of schedule!
Just take into account that when they talk about “completion” they are only talking about the architectural part of the project. Relevant decoration pieces such as the sculptures of the Glory façade, and probably also the bridge over Mallorca street and the staircase to access the main entrance will still be missing.
What are your favorite favorite facts about Antoni Gaudi?
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