Gaudi’s Work: Nature, Religion and Geometry

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator ~ Antoni Gaudí

The Sagrada Família is a one-of-a-kind temple, for its origins, foundation and purpose. Fruit of the work of genius architect Antoni Gaudí, the project was promoted by the people for the people. Five generations now have watched the Temple progress in Barcelona. Today, more than 135 years after the laying of the cornerstone, construction continues on the Basilica.

Gaudi embedded religious symbolism in each aspect of La Sagrada Familia, creating a visual representation of Christian beliefs. He designed three iconic facades for the basilica, the Glory, Nativity, and Passion facades, facing south, east, and west, respectively. The sculpting of the Nativity facade recalls smooth, intricate corbelling and was overseen by Gaudi. 

Reference: https://www.archdaily.com/438992/ad-classics-la-sagrada-familia-antoni-gaudi

The columns are inclined and branched-like trees.
The straight line belongs to Man. The curved line belongs to God ~ Antoni Gaudi

During our stay in Barcelona, three times we were around Sagrada Familia but only once to enter it.

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família

History of the Temple – Sagrada Família

And if you are interested in mathematics, do check – AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE GEOMETRICAL ELEMENTS IN GAUDI’S ARCHITECTURE

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One can find the earlier posts on Barcelona:

Barcelona Part 1

Barcelona Part 2

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Lens artisits photo challenge

Jos Monday Walk

52 thoughts on “Gaudi’s Work: Nature, Religion and Geometry

  1. Barcelona is a beautiful city although I will admit I am not a fan of Gaudi, preferring simplicity in all things architectural. But people do for the most part truly love his work so I’m assuming I’m the oddball on this one. Wonderful images Rupali and a great choice for the week.

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  2. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : Tavira at Christmas | Still Restlessjo

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