Catalan Modernism

Catalan Modernism, also known as Modernista Architecture, is a movement that emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Catalonia, Spain. It is characterized by its ornate and highly decorative style, which incorporates a range of influences, including Gothic, Islamic, and Art Nouveau. Catalan Modernism was closely linked to the cultural and political movements of the time, which sought to celebrate Catalonia’s distinct identity and culture. As a result, many Modernista buildings feature regional motifs and symbols, as well as elements inspired by nature and the human body. One of the most notable architects associated with the Modernista movement is Antoni Gaudi, whose distinctive style can be seen in buildings such as the Sagrada Familia and the Casa Batlló in Barcelona. Other prominent Modernista architects include Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

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