I spent part of the last two weeks savoring the art and architecture of Barcelona, entranced by the work of two artistic giants of Catalonia: Joan Miró and Antoni Gaudí. Both artists seem to revel in dualities. They take the straight lines of the manmade world and bend them. They take the unruly forms of nature and impose upon them an order. They seek to contain the universe in a box, to express infinity in their necessarily finite works.

This is already too much writing from me. Simply enjoy the words and works of these two artists. (The Miró here is all from the Fundació Joan Miró and the Gaudí from the Sagrada Família.)

Look for the noise hidden in silence, the movement in immobility, life in inanimate things, the infinite in the finite, forms in a void, and myself in anonymity.

-Joan Miró

-Towards Infinity, Joan Miró



The straight line is the expression of the infinite.

-Antoni Gaudí


The straight line belongs to Man. The curved line belongs to God.

-Antoni Gaudí




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