Monday, September 20, 2010

Barcelona gothic cathedral sketches

For me one of the pleasures of vacation is having little or no plan -- I see less but feel more relaxed about it. This morning I strolled over to the gothic cathedral in Barcelona (I've been there many times before) and just sat and drew images.

I love the intersecting lines of the arches in the gothic style. The arches in this particular church have a interesting asymmetric large-small-small-small rhythm. The intersections where the main supports hold up the central bay as well as three other smaller bays are very complicated tangles of these converging patterns. I can sit and stare at them for hours, absorbing their intricate masonry.

1 comment:

Dominic said...

I love Barcelona Cathedral, and admired you sketch. Did you manage to sketch any of the misericords?