was a Spanish Catalan architect. His multifarious works reflect his highly individual and distinctive style. Gaudi helped to found the Catalan Modernista
movement, which drew inspiration from neo-Gothicism. There are also aspects of Art Nouveau.
Gaudi (25 June 1852–10 June 1926) spend most of his time living in Barcelona where many of his works are on display.
One of the most impressive is the Casa Batlló
, where Gaudi used the colours and shapes found in marine life as inspiration for his creativity. You can see this from the outside of the building:
And also from this image:
The building was designed by Gaudi for Josep Batlló, a wealthy business man, as an upmarket home. It was built in the year 1877 and remodelled in the years 1904–1906.
Inside the house there are many examples of Gaudi's creativity:
The balconies and roofs are also decorated with sumptuous art:
I hope these images have given a taste of the wonder of Casa Batlló and, if you are fortunate to travel to Barcelona, the building is well worth paying a visit. The building is located at 43, Passeig de Gràcia.