Tuesday, April 17

Modernist Door and Mosaic at Crypt in Colonia Guell

Modernist Door and Mosaic at Crypt in Colonia Guell
© All Rights Reserved

So this is the entrance to the crypt in Colonia Guell, the textile complex property of Eusebi Güell. The gates to the sanctuary: a big metal door topped by an elaborate mosaic created using the trencadis technique, that consists of breaking tiles in small shards to compose an image which in this case portraits the Holy Trinity. I gave you enough detail yesterday so if you came here directly check previous post. Both Eusebio Güell and Gaudi were religious men who also had a passion for architecture, in different ways of course. In the case of the Catalan empresario it was more the will to immortalize his name and legacy. As the mosaic is the most remarkable piece in this composition I will show you a detail too.

Labels: , , , , ,


Blogger Kuanyin said...

A friend of mine constructed her bathroom using this technique...it's so unique...I love it! Beautiful photo As Always!

5:23 AM  
Blogger isabella said...

All the textures here are...palpable. Love the detail of the mosaic (I also dabbled in that technique, but without great success).
Your photo draws me inside...will we be able to see in?

2:19 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

That's funny. Thanks for your suppport kuanyn.
Hello, Isabella. I don't think trencadis technique is easy to master, and besides there is the design of the figure too. I suppose we will enter the crypt this week. It is quite a small place though. I loved the stained glass work and the holy water basin made with an enormous seashell. I prefer the external windows which will be yet another post sometimes. But I have animals, flowers, and buildings that I would like to squeeze in between first. Thanks for your time.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Amazing, isn't it? I'm glad that you are going to give us a peek inside. Incidentally, where is Barcelona Bob??

4:52 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Absolutely adore this style of architecture.

6:00 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home