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Antonio Gaudi

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Transcript of Antonio Gaudi

Early Life
He was born on June 25, 1852 in Catalonia, Spain to Francesc Gaudi and Antonia Cornet
He had a brother and two sisters, Francesc, Rosa, and Maria Gaudi
He was diagnosed with rheumatic fever when he was only six years old and this presented many problems to him
Antonio Gaudí was never married.
What Did He Do?
Who was he with?
Francesc Gaudí

Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi
. Guadi was a well respected architect in the Neo-Gothic art period

Dealing with Rheumatic Fever
Because of this disease he spent a huge amount of his childhood in the woods
He observed nature and developed many important skills
His father and both his grandparents were both boilermakers
From this, he also learned new skills by observing the men making the boilers at work.
. He was influenced by multiple styles of architecture but his main points of inspiration were nature and the Gothic style of the time period
What Inspired Him?
Age of Modernismo was late 19th century to early 20th century.
Famous Works
Gaudi's most famous works included:
. Casa Mila
. Casa Vicen
. Casa Battlo
Antonio Gaudi was born in Catalonia on the Mediterranean coast of Spain on June 25, 1852. He was diagnosed with rheumatic fever at the age of six. Gaudi had to cope with his rheumatic illness during his life. Due to this illness he spent a lot of time in the woods. This influenced him to develop his observation skill and the analysis of nature skill. These skills eventually lead up in helping him for his future career. Gaudi also learned new skills, such as dealing with three-dimensional space. He did this by observing the men making the boilers at work. He showed an early interest in architecture, and moved to Barcelona to study. He eventually graduated from the Provincial School of Architecture in 1878, when he was 26. Gaudi soon became a well known architect of the time period who's inspiration was found in nature. In his lifetime, Antoni Gaudí was active in a cultural movement known as modernism. Characteristics of the new architecture created in this style are curved lines, and asymmetry. His unique style was evident in many of his famous works like the Casa Mila and most famously the Sagrada Familia. The Sagrada Familia was biggest project and many peple considered it to be his best work. unfortunately it was also his last, because he died before it was completed. Sadly, he was never married. However, although he never married, he was always with his good friend, Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, and his brother Francesc Gaudí. But, his friendship with Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi did not last for all of Gaudí's life. When his niece died it deeply affected Gaudis life. Just six years after his niece died, Gaudi passed away in 1926 leaving the Sagrada Familia uncompleted. He died in Barcelona Spain and was buried in his own buildin the Sagrada Familia.
The Sagrada Familia
. His most famous building was the Sagrada Familia
.The Roman-Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain became known as his magnum opus
• He showed a huge interest in architecture, and moved to Barcelona to study at the Provincial School of Architecture in 1873
• He eventually graduated 1878, when he was 26
• As you can see, he was extremely resilient as a kid

Last Years
Gaudi last years were spent in Barcelona, Spain
He died by being hit by a trolley in 1926
He wasn't taken care of right away because the conductor thought he was a beggar and that he was worthless
He was buried in Barcelona, Spain at his own building, The Sagrada Familia
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