But Gaudi's life ended when he was an aged man, working tirelessly on a Cathedral, when he crossed a road without looking and was run down by a horse-drawn cart. No one realized that the "tramp" that they buried was the famous architect until days later. Now, after over one hundred years of work, the Cathedral is still unfinished.
|The Casa Mila (La Pedrera)|
|Inside the Casa Mila|
|On Top of La Pedrera|
|Pedrera Floor Plans|
|I simply adore this sink, from the kitchen in one of the apartments.|
|On the Way up to Park Guell|
|View from Park Guell|
|The Top of Park Guell|
|The Backs of Benches|
|An Out of Place Apple|
|It reminds me of GingerBread Houses|
|A lady holding up the path and leaning on a pillar|
|Structure under the circular benches, between supporting pillars|
|A mosaic sculpture (Among Gaudi's finest)|
I regretfully did not have my camera with me when touring the Picasso museum, but it is worth touring. It is amazing to watch as his paintings and drawings begin with incredible detail near the levels of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, but deteriorate to simple line contours with hidden messages.
Miro is another artist who began with a much more realistic style that slowly morphed into something completely different. Like Picasso, this artist's work seemed to devolve. Going from full-color cartoon like illustrations to simple stick figures in just a few decades. When looking through his collection (most of which I was not allowed to photograph) It seemed as though his art became more and more simple, showing childish shapes and simplifications.
(Please excuse my scribbled notes. For clarification: Below the building "Miro's buildings remind me of mexican casas"; below the tree "The trees are varried, but simple"; Above the donkey "Animals are soft, rotund, simple and life-like")
His delicate interpretation of everyday things was to be admired.
(Above building "Soft angles, line networks"; "Later years" Bottom "It is difficult to capture the magic of hi later works without color")
|"Mujer Pajaro Sculpture" (He likes to put women with birds)|
So, a challenge for my artistic readers. Choose an abstracted piece by an artist you admire, and turn it into your own interpreted reality. Later next week, I will show you my own version of one of Miro's pieces.