In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.Genesis 1:1
“Nothing is invented, for it is written in nature first”Antoni Gaudi
“Originality consists in returning to the origin. Thus, originality means returning , through one’s resources, to the simplicity of the early solutions.”Antoni Gaudi
Those who look for the laws of nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.Antoni Gaudi
‘When I went to take the measurements, the ground was totally covered with the little yellow flowers that I used as the ornamental theme in the ceramics. I also found a lush palm, and palmattes, fused in metal, cover the grid of the gate and the door to the house.”Antoni Gaudi ( I wish I had taken pictures of these for you. I saw them but didn’t know how I would put this together like I have. Gaudi has said so much about his work.)
“Nothing is Art if it doesn’t come from nature.”Antoni Gaudi
“Colour in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.”Antoni Gaudi
Today they were still working on this amazing place. One man’s love of nature and willingness to work with small models and dream about ‘the different’, lead to a staggering amount of human endeavour. I hope you enjoyed this moment I have shared and that you will either have the opportunity to see it yourself or find out some more interesting facts . There are so many. Here is a last quote from Antini Gaudi :
“ The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of nature .”
3 thoughts on “Antonio Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia as I saw it today”
How cool is this – art and nature! Most interesting post!
Thank you Shelly. It was a lovely visit so glad you could see a bit too.xx
What incredible architecture and artwork!