An outstanding creation of Josep María Subirachs in the Sagrada Familia - The Judas Treason. Please also note the Magic Square of numbers...
Christian symbology is to be found in all Gaudí's work, but the most evident example of its application is the church, which tells the life of Jesus and the history of the faith.
To that end the church has been built over the years according to Gaudí's original idea, which expresses the Catholic faith in the architecture: Jesus and the faithful, represented by Mary, the apostles and the saints. That can be seen in the eighteen bell towers, which symbolise Jesus, the Virgin, the four evangelists and the twelve apostles; on the three facades, which represent the human life of Jesus (from birth to death), and in the interior, which suggests the celestial Jerusalem, where a set of columns, dedicated to Christian cities and continents, represent the apostles.
In 1987 Catalan sculptor Josep María Subirachs joined the project, adding his controversial sculptures. Behind these figures is a magic square that appears to be his own design. Independent and with a strong personality, the artist decided to reside in the cathedral, since Subirachs needs to live where he develops his job. He regards it as his own life. Therefore, living inside his work of art allows him to work full-time.
The Magic Square - In squares of order 4 where the numbers run sequentially from 1-16 the magic constant (the sum of a single line, row or diagonal) is 34, but Subirachs' square does not contain the numbers 12 or 16 (see image, above). Instead, 10 and 14 are included twice, making a magic constant of 33, the age of Jesus Christ at the crucifixion.
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mesutilgim (97474) 2012-09-10 11:36
Very nice capture of this artwork at Sagrada Familia.
Perfect layout and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
mauro61 (52857) 2012-09-10 11:48
ben ripreso il particolare della famosa Cattedrale.
Colorazione omogenea che fa risaltare i contrasti di luce,
holmertz (59006) 2012-09-10 12:06
A magnificent sculpture, including the magic numbers. You have framed it well and captured the texture of the stone. The light is also well handled.
rbellemare (2109) 2012-09-10 12:46
Very nice picture of this great piece of art. The colour of the stone use for the wall and the statue is very. Beautiful light. Great composition.
Have a nice day
Fis2 (106222) 2012-09-10 13:42
A very interesting sculpture.
Good frame and colors.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-10 14:39
a superb photo of this artwork and I like the attractive composition and the details of the photo, interesting and informative note, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-09-10 19:22
the Sagrada Familia is an amazing architecture still not finish. The Magic Square is incredible and the stature. Thanks for interesting note and beautiful picture you captured. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
snunney (106393) 2012-09-11 2:41
A very fine capture of this most interesting sculpture. The point of view is well chosen and the rendering of tones and textures superb. Good even lighting.
andrzej_nitecki (129) 2012-09-11 4:53
I like this photo. I like Barcelona. This view is excellent. Well done.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-09-11 4:56
this is an evocative piece of art and your capture of it just beautiful. Superb detail and textures plus fascinating notes. Thought provoking and exquisite imagery! Love it!
Regards - Brian.
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-09-11 7:11
wonderful artwork.. very well composed high pov and light manegement. great sharpness and clarity in every detail. i like it too much, meaningfully.. tfs, my compliments!
adramad (49468) 2012-09-11 12:04
Wonderful composition of this sculpture, which should not be very common in many places, the POV is well chosen, showing some ornaments on the facade, which is shown with his formidable textures.
An image with perfect sharpness, good color and adequate lighting.
Have a nice day.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-09-11 12:36
You have chosen a intresting format to have this statue in a splendid composed capture. Very intresring notes.
Silvio1953 (152779) 2012-09-13 0:53
Ciao Arunava, fine details for original statue, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (33584) 2012-09-13 6:20
That is a particularly beautiful statue, it looks surprisingly modern with its sharp lines. Excellent point of view to highlight this, and the colour is great. Thanks for the really good note.
delpeoples (59772) 2012-09-17 4:26
Ah yes, the Judas Kiss, an iconic scene, a beautiful sculpture so well-photographed. I like the golden colours, the vertical frame and the definition. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing
jmdias (68589) 2012-10-09 2:08
despite the sculptures of gaudi are more famous I liked this modern part of the sagrada família church too. very nice details of this important part of Jesus's history. good indirect light, framing and sharpness.
batalay (40373) 2012-12-16 5:19
The magic squares integrated into the Gaudi's great edifice, Sagrada Familia, are always appealing to me, even more than the artwork. In addition, in this photo I love the warm monotonic colors, the pockmarked texture of the stone, and the sharpness you have achieved in your focus.