Pablo Picasso 1881-1973
Antoni Gaudi 1852-1926
I just returned from Kenya with a 4 day stop in Barcelona, Spain. We had been told it is a wonderful city by our children and friends. They were right. We had beautiful weather and a time to rest. What was the best was learning about the lives and works of two of its famous artists, Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudi. We had a walking tour and learned about the life of Pablo Picasso that ended at the Picasso Museum. The next day we had a guided tour of the Sagrada Familia and learned about the life and the continuing work of Antoni Gaudi.
Both of these men saw the world with new eyes that changed our visions. Both saw new dimensions of the spaces we inhabit - what a wonderful gift to us all from both of these artists.
What moved me was the life of Gaudi whose work was focused on the larger Christian narrative. That work found its form in the cathedral, Sagrada Familia. It is still not complete!
For me, Gaudi is a wonderful example for the vocation of my life. What will be the work that connects with the lives of those that follow? My answer has been the vocation of education and that is an answer that is still being created.
Picasso Museum, Barcelona
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