For a limited time, Seoulcialites won’t have to travel to the corners of Barcelona to see the works of Antoni Gaudi. The Hangaram Design Museum hosts an Antoni Gaudi Exhibition that will hold a total of 170 works including sculptures, sketches, furniture, paintings, ceramics and mock-up models. For those who have seen many of his works, the exhibit gives visitors a chance to understand the genius mind behind his most famous works in Barcelona.
“Despite many exhibitions on Gaudi in Korea, there has never been one so sweeping in its coverage of works across the architect’s entire life period,” said CEO of Architwins Lee Byung-gi at the opening reception. The tour of the exhibit is separated into 6 sections and begins with his biography and even features his early works from his student years.
The Spanish Catalan architect is recognized for his individualized and distinct style, with heavy attention to detail, and is known for his neo-gothic and oriental techniques under the Modernista movement, which reached its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
His works have culminated popularity and world influence studied by architects. His still incomplete masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, the Roman Catholic church, is the most visited-monument in Spain. Seven of his works have also been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and many of these monuments in Barcelona are must-visit tourist spots for visitors of the city. As religion is a large influence of his work, he’s earned the nickname “God’s Architect.”