Gaudí and his concept of the house

‘The house is the small nation of the family. The family, like the nation, has history, foreign relations, changes of government, etc. The independent family has its own house; what it does not have is a house for rent. The house itself is the native country and the rental house is the land of emigration; … Read more

Casa Vicens travels to Moscow!

Although Casa Vicens will not open its doors to the public until October, the building is the subject of increasing international attention and items from its permanent collection are already fascinating people in other parts of the world. On May 22, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) inaugurated Antoni Gaudí Barcelona, an exhibition on … Read more

Gaudi in literature

Gaudí incorporated images of Saint George, the mythical dragon he slew, and roses into the buildings he designed long before these motifs became associated with Barcelona’s festive annual book day, which was celebrated for the very first time in 1926. His fascination with the myth of the dragon was so intense that he even conceived … Read more

Casa Vicens influences

If we take a leisurely stroll down the calle de les Carolines in Gràcia, we will suddenly find ourselves looking up at Casa Vicens and its multitude of ceramic tiles, colors, turrets, and arches. At first glance, it isn’t a building that our untrained eyes would be likely to associate directly with Antoní Gaudí. Its … Read more