Posted photos from Barcelona trips in 2014. Gave me ample opportunity to reflect on Gaudi's genius once again.
I think his work has a unique combination of originality, edginess, and beauty. It was original when it was created, it is so edgy that it still shakes one awake, and it has a timeless beauty to it. It is easier to understand its beauty; it is mostly the result of using beautiful components; here graceful curve, there a colorful ceramic. The originality comes from using this conventional vocabulary to craft original structures. The edginess comes from the uncompromising vision that unifies his work, and makes it immediately recognizable. It was not created to be pleasing, it was created because it had to be.