Saturday, November 13, 2010

Getting to Yes: Pope Consecrates Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

On November 7th, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated Antoni Gaudí’s weirdly wonderful masterpiece of religious architecture, the Sagrada Família (shown above). The Catholic Church tends to distrust anything modern these days, so seeing it accept one of the earliest works of modern 20th century architecture seems a little out of character. Some hope that this marks a change in the persistent “no” of the current Pope to a more hopeful, accepting “yes.” Everything about the Sagrada Família screams “yes” to the exuberance of life and overflowing imagination. Getting to that “yes,” and getting to the Papal “yes,” remains an interesting story and a work in progress. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Getting to Yes."

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