Antoni Gaudi is one of the most famous Spanish architects and affiliated with the Art Nouveau movement. His designs are heavily influenced by nature and characterized by curvilinear forms. While many turn to puns and call Gaudi’s work ‘gaudy’, I think it is difficult not to appreciate his style after learning about his design process and what inspires him.
Gaudi is not gaudy
Need proof? Look at the roof on Casa Mila, a Barcelona apartment building designed by Gaudi. To wander through these magnificent sculptures, one must walk up and down steps. It really is an experience to discover what is next around each turn. It is not easily taken in at first glance.
Although I think more obvious in La Sagrada Familia (which I will be posting photos of soon) , Gaudi draws inspiration from nature:
In addition to architecture, Gaudi also designed furniture and interiors:
While I’m not a fan of Art Nouveau furniture, Gaudi’s architecture is remarkable. If I haven’t convinced you yet, stay tuned for photos of La Sagrada Familia which will show his stained glass talent as well!
More of Casa Mila: