Exhibition: Antoni Gaudí in Bremen
The art collections Böttcherstraße of the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum in Bremen present Antoni Gaudí's work until January 2, 2005 under the title "Lyrik des Raums – Lyrics of Space."
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852-1926) was a visionary architect and a highly creative artist. The exhibition presents doors, mosaics, armchairs and side chairs, chimney cap models and drawings by the Catalan architect. His masterpiece, the Sagrade Família Cathedral, is also represented as a scale model. 120 exhibits clarify Gaudí's way of working: he found models for his work in nature. Inspired by trees, leaves, snakes and snails, organic forms can be found in every detail.
The Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, built in 1926 by Bernhard Hoetger, alludes to Gaudí in its architecture. Gaudí's buildings inspired the German sculptor. In 1928, Hoetger published an essay about the Sagrada Família in the magazine "Die Böttcherstraße." The original of this magazine is also among the exhibits. Gaudí's influence on Germany, the Bauhaus and Böttcherstraße, also becomes clear in the exhibition: visitors get an impressive portrait of Gaudí. According to British architect Norman Foster, Gaudí’s "new lyrics of space are still revolutionary today."
Antoni Gaudí. Lyrik des Raums
Until January 2, 2005
Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum
D – Bremen
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