Shapes and Colors of Antoni Gaudí

The Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family, commonly known as the Sagrada Familia, is a famed work of the the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.  Taking over production in 1883 after groundbreaking in 1882, Gaudí transformed the building with his engineering and architectural style, combining themes from Gothic and curvilinear styles, as well as his own naturalism which drew much influence from “Art Nouveau.” The work became his final devotion of his life, ending in 1926, only a quarter into the completion.  Today construction still wages on, with certain parts of the cathedral open to viewing by the public.  The magnitude of the building is a difficult thing to portray, because everything is just so large.  Taken of the massive pillars supporting the roof, the late afternoon sun pierces thru and casts brilliant colors across the stone.

Antoni Gaudí Spain William Woodward

Single RAW HDR, Barcelona, Spain. – June 2010