‘Gaudí: the architect of the imaginary’ focuses on Antonio Gaudí, a great source of inspiration for Dalí.
His works from the beginning of the twentieth century, which were initially described as whimsical and provocative, were defended by Dalí. The painter published an article entitled ‘Of the Terrifying and Comestible Beauty of Modern Style Architecture’ in 1933, which signalled a renewed interest in Art Nouveau.
This immersive exhibition will pay tribute to the ingenious architect via his modernist buildings that have now been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. It takes visitors on a journey that embraces dreams and reality, ranging from the Parc Güell, the Casa Batlló, and the Casa Milà to the Sagrada Família.
Via the interplay of light and materials, the Atelier des Lumières will take on the appearance of hyperbolic vaults, oblique pillars, and undulating facades, and will be adorned with organic motifs and glass and ceramic mosaics. An imaginary city will be created to the sound of Gershwin’s musical curves. Visitors will be able to observe the Catalan light over a day, reflecting the spiritual illumination of the artist, who succeeded in giving the abstract artistic form.
Between spirals, bright colours, colossal and towering buildings, ‘Gaudí: the architect of the imaginary’ will highlight the Catalan architect’s limitless creativity and bold projects.