Gaudí was passionate about craftsmanship
and the use of geometrical construction
, traits shared with the Amsterdam School. Drawing inspiration from nature, Gaudí worked in turbulent times that saw industrial production increase and trade unions gain ground. His innovative style embraced organic form leading to the construction of daring buildings, the like of which had not been seen before.
In collaboration with Barcelona’s Aurea Cultura i Art, the exhibition features unique Spanish objects including models of well-known buildings such as Casa Battló and the Sagrada Família, interior furnishings designed by Gaudí, original wooden doors and ergonomic door handles from Casa Battló, colourful mosaics from Park Güell and geometric floor tiles. The items on show highlight his obsession with nature showcasing his technical ingenuity. Museum Het Schip's equally transformative architectural qualities make it the perfect space to show this exhibition.