THIS LECTURE will introduce you to Antoni Gaudi (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) and his EARLY YEARS. We will study the following works; Nau Gaudí de Mataró, Plaza Real, Güell Pavilions, El Capricho, Casa Vicens, Palau Güell, Bodegas Güell & Casa Calvet
You will learn about his highly individualized style by exploring his earlier works and designs.
You will come to understand and appreciate Gaudí's work and how it was influenced by his passions and devotion to details. His creations included not just architecture but his craftmanship with ceramics, stained glass, wrought iron, and carpentry.
You will see how his influences ranged from neo-Gothic art to Oriental techniques making Gaudí part of the Modernista movement which was reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
However, his work transcended mainstream Modernisme, culminating in an organic style inspired by natural forms. Gaudí rarely drew detailed plans of his works, instead preferring to create them as three-dimensional scale models and moulding the details as he conceived them.