Movie Review Antonio Gaud Image Credit: Chiiz
Movie Review Antonio Gaud Image Credit: Chiiz

Movie Review Antonio Gaudí

Genre: DocumentaryIMDB Rating: 7.3/10Release: 1986Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes

Saman Waheed

This film is essentially based on the works of Antonio Gaudi, a Spanish architect, through the eyes of the Japanese director, Hiroshi Teshigahara. The movie uses the premise of architectural photography in it. So, let us first understand what architectural photography means. Architectural photography is capturing photographs of buildings in their entirety. The pictures must look exquisite and artistic while still showcasing the correct portrayal of the photographic subject. Architectural photography can represent both the interior and the exterior of the buildings in question.

The person about whom the film had been made was no ordinary man. He was an expert in his field and did some really ground-breaking work. Some famous works include Sagrada Família, Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, all of which are located in Barcelona. He was an acclaimed proponent of Catalan Modernism and its influence can be clearly observed in his works. Catalonia is an independent community in Spain that comprises the intersectionality of cultures and influences.

Gaudi’s style was new and unique. He coalesced his life interests and experiences in his designs. The Modernista movement was taking momentum in the latter part of the 19th century and his works which used neo-Gothic art and Oriental design techniques clearly had a style that contributed to the quintessential Modernisme. It had then become a new kind of architecture that used natural forms. Gaudi was an u

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