Gaudian mosaic style
Antoni Gaudi was a Spanish/catalan architect. He was well known as one of the pioneers of the “Art Nouveau”/ Catalan Modernist Movement in the city of Barcelona. Most of his work was very related to gothic architectural which he considered as an imperfect art that “produce maximum emotion when they are mutilated, covered by ivy and illuminated by the moon”. His most notable work was of course the monumental Roman Catholic Church “La Sagrada Familia”.
Not so far away from the Sagrada Familia, there is another site in the city that put the Gaudi’s mosaic style as the main attraction. The Park Güell is a garden complex with a wonderful panorama because the park is located in the higher ground of the city of Barcelona.
Inside the park, the mosaics are all around the park from the wall, the floor, the stairs, etc. Basically this park is all about mosaic. The most famous symbolic artifact is the multicolored mosaic dragon fountain at the main entrance.
On the main terrace which heads towards the city of barcelona you can see long connected bench in a form of a sea serpent. The bench contain long connected line of mosaic which gives a peaceful feeling for the people sitting on it. This area remains the main attraction of the park.
The dragon fountain
Mosaic your home
Inspired by this, i was motivated to decorate my kitchen or bathroom with colorful ceramics. It would give myhouse an artistic look and could certainly change the ambiance of the house. I’m imagining having my bathroom floor/wall in bright mosaic colors that represent calmness and serenity. Of course i dont have do cover all spaces with mosaic like what Gaudi did, but at least a slight touch of modernist mosaic would make our house more confortable and stylish.
It’s better to use ceramics from different colors to create the Gaudian style on your bathroom/kitchen. Gaudi is a big fan of mixing different colors in his mosaics which according to him will represent a natural caracter to the room/space. It would look a bit to flashy at first, but after a while the cool influence that these ceramics bring to the room will definitely give positive effects.
If you prefer to make a more simple room, just decorate your wall with less color and do not create images with it. Create a repetitive style with only several type of ceramics from different colors but still look classy and fresh