La Sagrada

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La Sagrada

‘La Sagrada’ (60x60cm)
Mixed Media on Resin’d Canvas
©Fordee 2017

This abstract interpretation of Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia mixes colors from nature to bring this beautiful landmark to life.

History of the Sagrada Familia – This monumental basilica is known in Spanish as “el Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia”, which literally translates to the “Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Family”. Although the official starting date of work on the basilica is March 19, 1882, construction truly began over a year later on August 25, 1883.

Originally, it was architect Francisco de Paula del Villar who was in charge of the project, which he envisioned in a classic Gothic style. His plans consisted of a three-nave church with elements such as blister windows, exterior buttresses and a high needle-like spire, all typical to Gothic architecture. But eventually, the work was entrusted to Antoni Gaudí in 1883, aged just 31 years old. Gaudí completely changed the original project and began building his most famous work, which marked his style, made him known worldwide, and allowed him to be known as the master of modern architecture.

“Those who look for the laws of nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.” -Antoni Gaudi

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