Gaudí-Güell, a common project

 

 

Gaudí-Güell, un projecte comú

Abel Folk | Mercè Canturri | Núria Canturri | Ramon Madaula
In 1878, at the Universal Exposition in Paris, a display case, made by Gaudí commissioned by the glove merchant Esteve Comella, was presented and was awarded the silver medal. Eusebi Güell was impressed when he saw her and, once in Barcelona, ​​he asked to be introduced to the author of that marvel, Gaudí. The relationship between Gaudí and Eusebi Güell, which began then, was not only a relationship between a client and an architect, but became a relationship of mutual admiration and shared hobbies. Güell understood the meaning of Gaudí’s architecture and gave him the opportunity to start his professional career, to develop the talent and artistic qualities he had. Thus, between Güell and Gaudí, a friendship was woven that made possible the realization of a series of architectural and artistic projects full of constructive innovations and creative symbolism: Park Güell, the crypt of the Colonia Güell church, etc. The Palau Güell could also become a reality thanks to the trust and admiration that Eusebi Güell felt for the talent of Antoni Gaudí. At the end of their lives, Güell and Gaudí lived in Park Güell: Eusebi Güell in the farmhouse at the entrance of the urbanization, approximately from 1910, the year in which he left Palau Güell and moved, and until 1918, the year in who died. Antoni Gaudí bought one of the only two houses that were ever built in Park Güell and lived until he moved to his workroom in the Sagrada Familia. This film is about their relationship, narrated in 4 very different eras: youth, splendor, success and maturity. The admiration between architect and patron, two men sensitive to art and with great projects. You can enjoy the work of two great actors on the Catalan scene such as Ramon Madaula and Abel Folk with an excellent script by Francisco Orteu and a soundtrack by nüria Canturri.
March 2002

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