I encountered vast displays of Modernisme, or Catalan modernism in the architecture and art of Barcelona, Spain. A movement which took place at the turn of the 20th century, Modernisme was the culmination of a variety of components. Through the revival of Catalan culture, both organic and industrial inspiration, modernisme breathed new life into the art and architecture of Spain.
While in Barcelona, Spain, I toured the Casa Batllo. The Casa Batllo is located in the center of Barcelona, and known as one of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces.
Thriving on the modernisme movement, artist and architect, Antoni Gaudi expanded on basic concepts of the culture and expanded, creating distinct, three-dimensional, organic artworks. While vacationing in Barcelona, Spain, I noticed a great deal of nature’s shapes worked into the architectural artistry. Brass pieces hand-crafted by Gaudi were among my favorite elements encountered.
Today companies such as Northern Icon pay homage to Modernisme and Gaudi with replications, such as this brass peephole.
Stay tuned for more of the wonderful and inspiring things I encountered on my trip to Barcelona, Spain! To view all of the photos from my Barcelona, Spain 2014, click here.