Friday, June 16

Casa Amatller: Modernist Stained Glass Ceiling

Stained Glass Ceiling At Casa Amatller
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This is the stained glass ceiling of Casa Amatller, a modernist house at Passeig de Gracia 41 next to Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó Morera , three buildings so different in style that their block got to be called Illa de la Discòrdia (Block of Discord). Built in just two years (1898-1900) by architect Puig i Cadafalch, Casa Ametller is inspired in Catalan and Central European Gothic but it is predominantly Modernist. Remember that Josep Puig i Cadafalch was the same architect that designed Casa de les Punxes, Casa Macaya, Casa Serra among many others. This picture was taken from the hall at the main entrance (visits are not allowed in the house). If you ignore my awful framing you can admire the elaborate stained glass work.
PS: As you can see I have been testing a bigger size for my pictures which doesn´t compromise lower resolution screens. I think Flickr works just fine. The only problem is that when you click on the image to resize it you get the same picture size on Flickr. No problem, you click on top where it says All Sizes and voilà a nice looking 1280x922.

See Picture of Casa Amatller on a Google Earth Map.

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Blogger miss tango in her eyes said...

That is a very gorgeous stained glass ceiling!

4:07 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks miss tango, you are always welcome

7:54 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

very fine work and i do like how your framed this :)

9:05 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Thank you for posting this, Carlos. Two of the things I like the best together:stained glass and Modernism. I definitely have to go back to Barcelona soon, you're lucky to have these wonderful buildings there.

And thanks for the larger photos, too. I'll try flickr as well, and see how it works.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous marjorie said...

love the style :-)I'm sure lots of people miss it and only see Casa Batllo! lastima because it's a great house too!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Cynthia! said...

qué hermoso!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Hi Kris thanks for your understanding:-)
Hi Carmen, I am glad to make you think of coming back. As to Flickr, remember that first you have to play with blogger template code, otherwise 500 won´t fit and push your sidebar down. You have to change content, main and sidebar values in pix. I can tell you if you want me too or you can read my code I guess.
Hi Marjorie, you are right, Casa Batlló makes tourists frequently neglect Casa Amatller. It's like fashion and brands.
Gracias Cynthia!!-)

3:53 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

such fine details...beautiful!

5:10 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks lisi

5:22 PM  
Blogger Passante said...

This is lovely. I don't usually like to compare things between art forms ("This painting is like a symphony" or "This sonata paints a pciture" or "This photograph is painterly") but my first thought when I looked at this was "It looks like embroidery."

Whatever. It's a beautiful image.

10:12 PM  
Blogger micki said...

It is beautiful, and you did a great job capturing that beauty.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Ian said...

Nice framing - Works well with this shot..

2:04 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Wonderful glass ceiling!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Thanks for the tips,Carlos!!!!

5:06 PM  

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