The Worldly Famous Sagrada Familia
If you are a big fan of ecclesiastical architecture you are sure to find this particular souvenir from Spain very appealing. It is a rendering of one of the most well- known, and visited, sites of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia. Many people appreciate it because for what it appears to symbolize, power and divinity. It is just so unusual which in turn will ensure that it will make a great decorative addition to any kitchen. Perhaps this is in part the intent of the designer, to broaden the horizons of human imagination. After all, it seems to imply a certain connection to a more enlightenment state, or level, of being. There's tradition in there too, which is mostly found in the base. There is certainly an idea of progression being connoted. But, it mainly communicates Antonin Gaudi genie.
By far, the Sagrada Familia is considered Gaudi's masterpiece as it synthesizes his vision on architecture and his unique work process. Gaudi started working on this project in 1915 and continued it until his accidental death in 1926. The church shows his influences from Gothic and Orientalism, but also also exhibits his unique style and creative additions. Gaudi took many of his architectural solutions, such as the cone and the hyperboloid just to mention a few, from nature. The catenary arch is profusely used in the church particularly in the crypts creating a kind of Surrealist ambience. Avoiding the bi-dimensional surfaces, he designed three dimensional surfaces, which contributed to this idea of viewing construction as something totally organic. If interested in architecture this travel souvenir will make a great addition to your collection of fridge magnets.