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Sagrada Familia is pure awesomeness, but Casa Mila and Park Guell are pretty overrated in my view.

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Sagrada Familia is pure awesomeness, but Casa Mila and Park Guell are pretty overrated in my view.
Agree with you to a certain degree, Park Guell in particular.

Btw Martin, care to share some of your own Barcelona photographs?

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In the interim, let's look at something underfoot ....


street art of Barcelona











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Certainly.



Temple del Sagrat Cor on Mt. Tibidabo.





A view of the coastline from one of the peers I think.





Parc Guell





The beackwalk is lovely.




More beachwalk




Looking to the city from Parc Guell.




A detail of Sagrada Familia.




Casa Mila from a different perspective.




The holy grail for FCB pilgrims.




Estadio de Montjuďc, the venue of the 1992 Olympics. Espanyol are leaving this depressing ground next year I believe.



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Many thanks for the photos Martin, they took a while to open but it's well worth the wait

Now, onto three very special residents of Barcelona.

First, Pablo Picasso.


Not signed or dated (Barcelona, 1900)
Watercolour and charcoal on paper; 66.5 x 30.1 cm
Donated by the artist, 1970

A few months after meeting the sculptor and writer Jaume Sabartés (1881-1968) Picasso made two watercolour portraits of him. In Decadent Poet, we see Sabartés in a Whistler-like cape, a crown of roses on his head and a fleur-de-lis delicately held in his hands.

This portrait is included in the literary and artistic trends of the last years of eighteenth-century Barcelona. These were years dominated by a marked antirealism, imbued with the doctrines from the north of Europe that had so much impact on Catalan Modernistes.

More info on Picasso's Barcelona:

Picasso Museum, Barcelona
http://www.museupicasso.bcn.es/eng/m...ndex_museu.htm

Museum Collection
http://www.museupicasso.bcn.es/eng/c...dex_collec.htm

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... and Salvador Dali.


Girl from the Back was painted in 1925, using oil on canvas. The girl in the painting is Ana Maria, Dali's younger sister. She was also the model for Woman at the Window at Figueres.

This painting was included in Dali's first solo exhibition at the Dalmau Gallery in Barcelona in 1925, where it was viewed favorably by Pablo Picasso, who Dali was to meet in Paris the following year.

For a long time Dali and Ana Maria were extremely close, especially after their mother's death, when Ana Maria took on the role of mother to the demanding Dali. Ana Maria was the only female model Dali used until Gala replaced her in 1929.

The painting is almost Classical in style; it is simple and harmonious in content and form, harking back to an earlier period of art that was in revival at the time. As with Woman at the Window, Dali has painted Ana Maria from the rear so that her face is not seen. This viewpoint, while lending the picture an air of intrigue, ensures that the viewer's eye is drawn, like the girl's, to the landscape ahead. The golden-brown of the girl's skin contrasts with the white of the rectangular buildings that stand in the sun ahead of her. The distant hills to the right of the picture repeat the exact color of her skin. The curve of the girl's naked shoulder accents the lines and corners of the buildings.

The view is the bay of Cadaques, a Spanish seaside town where the Dalis spent their summers. The predominant colors of light blues and lavenders give the painting a peaceful feel that is unusual in much of Dali's work.

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Isidre Nonell (1872-1911)



Nonell's oeuvre has such a coherent unity that any one of his works is amply representative of his artistic production. Distinctly expressionistic, full of contained drama and crushing sordidness, his painting offended the conventional tastes of the Barcelona bourgeoisie.

And yet the artist did not give in, and with great formal simplicity his oeuvre conveys the poverty, the most absolute solitude and introversion of the figures he depicts.


Two Gypsies, coll Cleveland Museum

Gypsy women, living testimonies albeit far removed from the painter's everyday reality, enabled him to avoid inconsequential anecdote and confront the intangible representation of his characters' inner worlds.



After the success of his solo exhibition in 1910 he turned to the still life, a genre he explored until his premature death the following year. Moreover, this section comprises two remarkable paintings by Gutiérrez Solana, clear exponents of the artist's critical and expressive-absolutely Goyesque-approach to the most sordid side of Spanish reality of the period. (source: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya)


Estudio, 1903 Oleo sobre tela 66x54 cm

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The Gaudi stuff is amazing, the photos don't really do them justice. I was only young when I saw them but they're incredible, like buildings from another planet.

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Gaudi in attainable scales

Gaudi's designs were so novel that contemporary furniture seemed out of place in his buildings, so his clients asked that he design furnishings in a similar style. Although much of the furniture that Gaudi created for his patrons was lost during the Spanish Civil War, when the houses were stripped of their furniture and his studio and archive in the Cathedral were destroyed, many pieces remain.


Mirror designed by Gaudi, from Casa Calvert

Author Luis Gueilburt points out that Gaudi's first design commission, the one that launched his career, was a piece of furniture. It was a display cabinet for the Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Exposition of 1878 in Paris. It won a silver medal and caught the eye of Count Eusebi Guell, a wealthy Catalan who would become one of Gaudi's most important patrons.


Chair designed by Gaudi, from Casa Calvert

Now, allow me to divert ... for here's another example of the "Barcelona" as mentioned by .BLAUGRANA.


Back to Gaudi. Among his unfinished projects, there was the Hotel Attracion for my hometown.

source: http://miragestudio7.com

The Oven Restaurant in Barcelona has hosted the exhibition “Hotel Attraction”, based on the project Gaudí conceived for New York City some 90 years ago and which the graphic designer Marc Mascort has recreated in 3D images virtually.


Sketch idea of the Hotel Attraction. Image Source : Aire Speciale.


The Gaudi building as imagined behind the World Financial Center, c. 1908

Gaudí designed this large hotel between 1908 and 1911, commissioned by some North American business people. Boasting fully Gaudinian forms, with a profusion of parabolic arches and conoidal cupolas, the project came to light thanks to Llorenç Matamala, Gaudí’s friend and collaborator.



Gaudi's bedroom, Gaudi House, Barcelona

Gaudi’s house, which can be visited within the otherwise free Parc Guell for a small cost, exhibits furniture designed by the great man and is worth checking out if you’re a fan of the enigmatic architect.

What's more, a man whose designs are of such opulence chose to sleep in a space so austere. Food for thought?

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Long time no see
Hey! Hope you would be able to catch the home game against Betis or, if you move the dates up a little, you may also see the return leg of the copa del rey semi.

And no, I am still working in France and doing research in NYC currently for the museum. I was in Barcelona (another research project with the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) in January 2006, fastastic trip but much too brief!

Hang in there at the land of Bowtie "I'm doing a gooey job" Tseng, o.k.?

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