The passion fašade of the Sagrada Familia represents the passion and the death of Jesus, and accordingly, has an austere and extraordinarily naked appearance, with geometric edged forms.
The sobriety of the fašade is visible also by the presence of bone shaped columns and the sober sculptures carried out by Josep Maria Subirachs adding drama to the already deliberately sad GaudÝ design.
The sculptures on the Passion fašade stand out for their contrast with the background, free of ornaments and apparently composed of simple forms. In this way GaudÝ wanted to symbolise the desolation, the pain and the death of Jesus Christ. From that idea, between 1986 and 2005 the sculptor Josep Maria Subirachs did the twelve stages of the Via Crucis.
As is befitting, unlike the Nativity fašade there are no references to the joy of life, such as the ornamentation of flowers and animals, and the representation of the feeling of the irreversible loss of death is heightened. This dramatic doorway shows the sacrifice made by Jesus for human beings.
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krzychu30 (8873) 2012-10-29 8:52
so you also decided to stand in the long line and get in this marvelous Basilica:)I hope you enjoyed its architecture just like I did.The close-up view you provide us here is really brilliant,both when it comes to its composition and remarkable execution and quality.I┤ve heard the statue of the Christ were very controversial as it runs out of sacred art canons,but in my opinion exactly that┤s what makes the Basilica so unique.Fabulous composition and the details are displayd also in very good quality.
jemaflor (68913) 2012-10-29 9:03
Well framed, interesting perspective and symmetrical result, interesting subject with a difficult contrast of light.