Monday, October 16

Casa Batlló: Harmony and Chaos

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An unusual sight of Casa Batlló, the famous building by Antoni Gaudi. I had already shown the modernist house in an older post, but I had this close up of the façade and I didn't like the blown sky in the image, so I thought to go and give it an "artistic" look with photoshop. In case you think I shouldn't have massacred the photograph this way, take a look at the original here. I had a good time though. As to the title chosen, I think Gaudi conceived this chaotic mask-like balconies using that harmonious perfection only complex mathematics can create but that sometimes geniuses easily produce using that mysterious inner inspiration you call gift.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice concept and photo. Gaudi's works have a taste of the choatic. But inside the choatic is the cosmic. I love his works.

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

erm..the original looks like a monster. Where as this added effect allow much detail view of the marvellous structure.

I too love his work!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Irredento Urbanita said...

Hi Carlos:

Thanx for your words, yeah, now we share the same city, but sometimes I think that Barcelona has too much to show, too much that we can´t imagine. You have a beautiful city, I always liked it, since I was a child. There is a big quote of charm here.

Greetings

3:24 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks Macky and Kris.
Welcome to Barcelona Irredento! Thanks for replying so soon.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Curly said...

Sorry Carlos, I'm not sure that the infra red look does the building much justice! My wife thought it was a woman in her underwear (she's a starnge woman at times.)

Curly's Photoshop

11:28 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Hahaha, LOL. Tell your wife she wouldn't do well in the typical "butterfly" spots psycho tests.I flunked them too. I was not on any hard stuff.-)I swear.It's just that there was a momentary lapse of chemical instability in my brains. Just joking. I got tired and followed my instinct. So I got this beautiful intimate underwear collection for next season.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um... before read the comments, wow, the photo really scared me a little. so whats that for me??
...
wow...unique photo after added your inspiration!!
I like the way you show us about those buildings!! great...and more understanding..

have a nice weekend,.
...Jing

11:55 AM  

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