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Gaudi’s Playground

A city dominated by one man.

Barcelona is arguably the art’s capital of Spain. The influence of Antoni Gaudí can be seen throughout the city, from the towering Sagrada Família to the intricate mosaics of the sculptural Park Güell. Gaudí was prominent in the late nineteenth century and much of his work was left unfinished due to wars, finance and artistic difference. However, his gothic, ornamental style is an architectural staple in the city.

Beyond the iconic work of Barcelona’s finest son, the city is a place of geometry and colour. The towering apartments speak of social history and architectural progression. After a week with my head in the clouds, a conclusion arose that Barcelona’s artwork is not only in it’s museums and galleries but also built into it’s streets.

Words by Saffron Ward

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