From the time of his death, Gaudí has been the subject of much debate; this debate has often been more ideological and political than artistic in nature, while the majority of the avant-garde have been overtly fascinated by him. This long journey through his work and his creative personality has included permanent islands of salvation, surrounded at all times, however, by storms of controversy.
New research has revealed a pioneering Gaudí who was well ahead of his time, the creator of innovative work processes, in addition to the architectural forms that we all now know. The architect has left us a legacy that can be applied to a range of disciplines.
The phrase Gaudí used to compare oak trees – endowed with strength gained over many years – with reeds – which grow fast but are extremely fragile – aptly expresses the artist’s thinking and spirituality.
Nothing new is created without research, taking risks and teamwork. Gaudí knew this and became the manager of his artistic project. His attitude was identical to that of Einstein, Planck and Higgs.