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Two chapters on this page. The first chapter shows beautiful photography of the architecture by Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona, as well as paintings by contemporary artists, inspired by Gaudi. The second chapter shows photos of the underground temples of Damanhur, made by contemporary artists.

  • Gaudi as a source of Inspiration for painters and photographers (20 works)
  • Damanhur: an art temple made by contemporary artists (13 photos)
 

Gaudi as a source of Inspiration for painters and photographers

 

Mekka for every artist and art lover: the architeture of Gaudi in Barcelona and the underground temples of Damanhur in Italy. The architecture of Gaudi is not contemporary art, but what is shown here are contemporary artists inspired by Gaudi: photographers as well as other visual artists.

cosmicenema, Sagrada Familia Ceiling  (source)

cosmicenema, Sagrada Familia Ceiling

 

pwsasus, Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (source)

pwsasus, Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

 

T4M32, Baja la Luz  (source)

T4M32, Baja la Luz 

 

Sagrada Familia cathedral Barcelona (source)

Sagrada Familia cathedral Barcelona

 

pwsasus, Barcelona Gaudi (source)

pwsasus, Barcelona Gaudi

 

Rori Isserow, Reflexion (source)

Rori Isserow, Reflexion

 

After have been working 44 years on what he meant to become a cathedral, Gaudi was hit by a tram and heavely injured. But no taxi wanted to bring him to the hospital, since he was regarded to be a vagabond. He died four years later. The church had not the least interest in his work, nor had the state or the city. The restauration and completion of the Sagrada Familia is completely privately sponsered. In this scale-model, the brown is already realised, the grey is yet to come. (bron)

scale-model

 

Many artists are inspired by the architect Gaudi, as one can see in their work.

james61turk, Gaudi Fall (source)

james61turk, Gaudi Fall

 

saya4, To Gaudi medres (source)

saya4, To Gaudi medres

 

MANDELWERK, The Mathematician (source)

MANDELWERK, The Mathematician

 

Onanymous, Nothern Light (source)

Onanymous, Nothern Light

 

nahojis, The three Sun Towers (on this site)

nahojis, The three Sun Towers

 

Ingrid Silikus (source)

Ingrid Silikus

 

George Grie, The Island of lost Hopes (source)

George Grie, The Island of lost Hopes

 

George Grie, Gothic Fantasy or expiatory Temple (source)

George Grie, Gothic Fantasy or expiatory Temple

Also visit our own photos of Gaudi architecture in Photography: Barcelona

 

Damanhur: an art temple made by contemporary artists

 

Damanhur is located in the North of Italy. The underground temples are not made by one man, but by a community of artists. It's existence has long been kept secret, but they where betrayed by a leaving member. Since that moment a via dolorosa began. The system of taxation acused the community for tax evasion, the army regarded the underground temples as very dangerous and wanted to dynamite everything and the church regarded their vision as paganism, to be destroyed. Thanks to the fact that some politicians are also art lovers, as well of the efforts of the community and its friends, a deal was made: the temples of art could stay, on condition is was set open to the public. Now a visit is always combined with meditation, but don't worry: there is more then enough to meditate on!

I was only alowed to take photos aboveground. A few houses gave an idea of the style. (source)

Damanhur aboveground

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples (source)

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples (source)

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

Community of Damanhur, Interiors underground temples

 

 

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