Gaudi - Professional work - 12 El Capricho
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
1883-1885 «El Capricho» I Barrio de Sobrellano, s/n, Comillas (Cantàbria)
While he was building Casa Vicens, Gaudí was commissioned to build this summer villa by Máximo Díaz de Quijano, who had returned from the Americas a wealthy man. Díaz de Quijano was the brother-in-law of Antonio Lopez, the Marquis of Comillas and the father-in-law of Eusebi Güell.
This building bears a clear Eastern influence, especially in the tower that is reminiscent of a minaret. The exterior of the building is notable for the use of stone in the lower part and of exposed brick decorated with bands of glazed tiles depicting sunflowers. Impressive in appearance, the work marked a step forward in Gaudi’s search for a distinctive style of his own.
The source of the experienceGaudí, Antoni
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeauty, art and music
Being left handed
Believing in the spiritual world
Communing with nature