Barcelona’s Família Sagrada

Barcelona’s Família Sagrada

Our hotel in Barcelona is down the street from the Família Sagrada, an enormous cathedral that has been under construction since 1883. I understand that it is the most visited place in all of Spain. I passed it every day and tried to sketch it several times from different vantage points. This is my favorite, I think because I made the cathedral an understated monolith by showing its shape with light washes and indicating a very small portion of its detail with a black pen.

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8 Responses to Barcelona’s Família Sagrada

  1. equinoxio21 says:

    very good. Reminds me of the Tower of Babel.

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  2. tprevey says:

    Wow! The perspective and color are amazing!

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  3. AAN GEE says:

    A lovely rendition… i have been there… its peculiar is it not? But very colorful:)

    On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 5:07 PM, Deliberate Sketching wrote:

    > Sarah Sullivan posted: ” Our hotel in Barcelona is down the street from > the Família Sagrada, an enormous cathedral that has been under construction > since 1883. I understand that it is the most visited place in all of Spain. > I passed it every day and tried to sketch it several t” >

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    • I agree Alana, I am astounded, perplexed, and moved by the life of its primary architect, Paul Güell, his dedication to all his projects and by the love of the cathedral shown by the crowds of people. I am glad you have been there, it is well worth seeing and thinking about.

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  4. Oops! I meant Antoni Gaudí!

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