|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 XIX: God and Caesar|
|The Setmana Tràgica (Tragic Week) was for Catalan Catholics more clairvoyant, as Gaudi, a finding of fact that the Church had lost the social role of the previous centuries, nay, in urban mass society resulting from the industrialization was perceived as hostile or indifferent to part of the population, which they attributed to the clergy, with the military, the cause of all the evils of the time.|
Shortly thereafter, the government changed. The liberal José Canalejas came to power (1910-1912) with strong anticlerical promises. Vatican asked the reduction of religious orders, arguing that Pope Pius X had expressed his disagreement with the abusive proliferation of them. The refusal of ...
|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...