|Gaudí. The man and his work|
|Anton Gaudí i Cornet (1852-1926) is the most popular architect in history.|
His revolution of architecture and plastic arts is in the beginning of contemporary and future art.
Gaudí’s work is a search of perfection of art,of perfection of human person and of perfection of society.
«For doing well the works, it’s necessary:
first, love; second, technical ability».
|Gaudí and the Pope XXVIII: The chuch Güell|
|In 1913, the good economic situation of the factory Güell allocate to allow large sums of money to build the church of the colony, following the project designed and calculated by the famous model "stereotactic" of bags hanging pellets from strings.|
At the height of the crypt, had risen the walls, the inclined columns, some branched, and nerves of the vault, all catenary arches and some with double curvature. Engineering students visited it and compared the mechanics of the new architecture of Gaudí to the Gothic. The arches and vertical pillars of the Gothic do not contain the lines or pressure and do not counteract in the same direction the weight of the arcs. The catenary a...
|A nave for men|
|The nave of the Sagrada Família that Benedict XVI has dedicated to the worship of God on November 7, 2010, fulfills one of the biggest bets of Cardinal Francesc Vidal i Barraquer (Cambrils, 1868 - Freiburg, 1943), known as the "cardinal of peace "and died in exile for his peacemaking efforts during the Spanish Civil War, including not having signed the Collective Letter of the Bishops, 1937.|
Vidal i Barraquer solemnly blessed the first stone of the nave on December 11, 1921. There he was, holding respectfully his shabby hat of bohemian artist in his hand, the great architect Antoni Gaudí. He was sixty-nine years, he had spent thirty-eight to the Sagrada Família. Beginning, youth, with...