Friday, 5 March 2010

Catalonian Inspiration

Barcelona is a city that does not fail to provide artistic inspiration .
This is a city where modernism, cubism and surrealism have their  roots, and just knowing that several great early 20th Century artists were heavily influenced by their time spent in this city  resulted in much time spent filling my sketchbook .

The city's modernistic architecture included many colourful mosaics.


Much of Gaudi's work was inspired by natural forms.


Attention to detail and design was evident on the exterior with this also being carried through to the interior .

Parabolic curves

and arches were a common feature,

My sketchbook is full to bursting with modernistic designs and motifs,
cubist and surreal sketches.....

all to be used as a springboard for my own textile inspired designs.