Posts tagged ‘Art Nouveau’

If you can’t face the crowds at the Sagrada Familia, then stroll on down the Avenue de Gaudi to the stunning Art Nouveau Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.Lluís Domènech i Montaner certainly achieved his desire to build a hospital without the ‘appearance of a prison or a slaughterhouse’. Where do I check in?Nurse! Fetch me a bed pan!

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I love David Černy’s satiric sculpture of King Wenceslas on his upside down dead horse, which dangles proudly from the Art Nouveau dome in the Lucerna Palace shopping centre. Very statesmanlike. The lolling tongue is a particularly nice touch!

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