Photographer's Note

At the roof terrace of Casa Mila (or La Predera, as it is also known as), Gaudi managed to resolve all the necessary functions of the terrace by grouping together and organising the arrangments of elements on this floor: the stairwells, the chimneys and the ventilation towers. Transformed into scultural works, they have been interpreted in many different ways, and through time have been related to different symbolic elements.

The two ventilation towers enjoy subtle undulations and soft forms that are closer to the concepts of abstract sculpture of the mid 20th century.

Some consider them as an anticipation of the surrealist movement due to their smooth forms that evoke dream-like images.

Other theories maintain that one of the two towers (as pictures here) is a mask or monstrous face with various eyes, maybe inspired by the cubist figures of Picasso!!

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  • Copyright: May Mah (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 376 W: 23 N: 1119] (7204)
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  • Date Taken: 2012-08-28
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