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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Antoni Gaudi's impact is not quantifiable. In his life, Gaudi became famous internationally. However, his work’s appreciation began fading after his demise.

In 1936-1939, there was a Spanish civil war where Barcelona was hugely affected, leaving the Sagrada Familia's workshop burnt. Most of Antoni's existing famed models and drawings were lost in the tragedy, which put work at the Sagrada Familia at a halt. However, Gaudi's work was an inspiration to some intellectuals like Judith Rohrer, George Collins, and his student Cesar Martinell who have amplified his work since the 1960s. Antoni Gaudi is today recognized as an innovator in several ways. New appraisals have highlighted singular genius along with Gaudi's Catalan and European contemporaries.

Antoni Gaudi was not a revivalist; his parabolic structure experiments studied with his models help in his workshop were daring. These structures, merged with a richness of attractive exteriors and materials familiar to the Catalan forms, meaning Antoni Gaudi’s buildings continue to attract notice well to date. Currently, Antoni Gaudi's international eminence as a designer is guaranteed.UNESCO lists seven of his buildings, La Sagrada Familia, Palau Guell, Guell Park, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, Casa Calvet and, Casa Vicens located in Barcelona as Heritage Sites. in his name, there are numerous tributes, including Christopher Rouse's guitar concerto Gaudi in the year 1999, Christopher rouse guitar musical Gaudi in 2002 and his beatification by the Catholic Church in 2000.

There is also the Gaudi awards by the Catalan film academy and the jet A340 named after him. Conceivably the most important honour is the predicted completion of the Sagrada Familia church. The completion is projected for the year 2026 on the centenary of Antoni Gaudi's demise. Such an experience will bring Antoni Gaudi’s career to an apposite and spectacular conclusion and be a huge deal to his legacy.