Barcelona, Casa Batlló. Watch the amazing video about the Dragon House that marked the dawn of a new era
Casa Batlló. The Dawn of a New Age in Art Nouveau Barcelona
Watch this amazing video about Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona (1904).
The video succeeds in concentrating the whole essence of ArtNouveau (New Art): for the first time since the Renaissance, the architects are inspired by the animal and plant kingdom. For the first time, the continuous copying of ancient Greece and Rome , which lasted five centuries, is rejected.
That’s why it was called New Art. This was an unprecedented renewal of art after half a millennium. Art Nouveau lasted a little but prepared the movement that changed forever the appearance of the world: Modernism.
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