Born in Catalonia, Spain in 1852
and died in Barcelona in 1926.
Due to rheumatism he was unable
to play like other children, so he
spent a substantial amount of time
studying nature and its
The investigation of nature at an
early age greatly influenced his
highly original architectural
Família Sagrada (Temple of the Holy Family)
Família Sagrada, is a massive
Roman Catholic church in
Construction began in 1882
and construction continues
to this day.
Examples of his work.
Antonio Gaudi was famous for the beautiful mosaic
decoration he used in his building work. Many of which can be
seen in famous The Park Güell
What is a mosaic?
A mosaic consists of a design made of small pieces of coloured
stone or glass.
Other famous Gaudi mosaics in Park Güell?
Sea Serpent is the focal point of the park is the main terrace, surrounded
by a long bench in the form of a Sea Serpent. To design the curvature of the
bench surface Gaudi used the shape of buttocks left by a naked workman
sitting in wet clay.
Dragon Fountain is a multicoloured mosaic
dragon fountain at the main entrance of Park Güell.