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Pavilion of Barcelona by Mies Van der Rohe

Architect-- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Location--Barcelona, Spain
Date built-- 1928-1929
Building Type-- exhibition building
Construction System-- steel frame with glass and polished stone
Context-- urban exposition site
Style-- Modern
Notes-- An Icon of the Modern movement. free plan exemplar. Rebuilt in 1959 to the original design.

"Artistic expression is a manifestation of the unity of design and mateial. This once again underlines the necessity fo incorporating works of sculpture (or painting) creatively into the interior setting from the outset. In the great epochs of cultural history this was done by architects as a matter of course and, no doubt, without conscious reflection."

— Mies van der Rohe. from Mies van der Rohe. Less is More. p146.

Taken in my trip to Barcelona in 2000
Camera-- Canon EOS 500N

- Comments and Critics Always Appreciated and Full View is Recommended
- Print Without Watermark in High Quality File
- Copyright © 2004 Fernando Bartolomeu
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alter-egov2 Photographer
you are completely right, i love minimalism :)
hollyhox's avatar
really nice composition & lighting.
eskilofreniko's avatar
Thank you very much :)
silentbride's avatar
amazing! i love the water and the reflection :clap: and the capture is so beautiful.
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Thank you Silentbride :hug:
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peskaaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been there! I stood right where you are in the rain.
atomicbee's avatar
bem me parecia k tinha reconheçido isto de algum lado... ja estive la e esta estatua acho k teve ca na exposição dele no ccb... grande senhor sim senhora... a foto tb foi mt bem tirada, os meus parabens :D :blowkiss:
eskilofreniko's avatar
Mt obrigado :)
emyllsomar's avatar
I love your angles perspectives, very interesting work I added you to my fav's
eskilofreniko's avatar
Thank you very much :D
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victoriah Traditional Artist
wow awesome photo, first off..the reflection is good but as well as all of the contrast and...different types of surfaces...greatt
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polokov Writer
I am a total contrasting colours nerd, so, to start off: congratulations on blue and yellow used well together! There are so many diffrent textures (or patterns so to say) in this piece, all coinciding quite well together. The clean lines of the marble, and of the pool- side in the foreground vs. then the shocking tangle of tress in the background adds much visual appeal.

The trouble is that the shadow areas of this piece are simply BLACK areas. I am aware that this happens often in photography, and accpet it as a default of sorts. I also think that it would have been to the great benefit of this piece of art if a clearer reflection of the statue upon the water could have been captured.

This is great work, though.
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Robinloaf Interface Designer
Woah, the reflection looks great. Good pic. nice work
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griff-flyer Photographer
Balanced picture with the right choice of title. Nice structure, light, exposition. Maybe lacking some strenght on colours. Theweak spot is the higher part on the right: neither here, nor there...just there, in other words with little meaning. I saw this picture just an hour ago and was about to comment, destiny? :D
Good work.
eskilofreniko's avatar
eheh , thank you for your comment :)
beator's avatar
great photo of a very beatiful place...the reflections are nice, and I like the coloring. Good work!
Product-Of-Autumn's avatar
very professional . It really amazed me :-) What I especially like is the reflection of the statue.
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Thank you for your comemnt :)
HogoshaTenshi's avatar
once again, im pretty impressed with your focus and how all the line merge so well into one focal point...evn though for me at least its not the statue, though thats the first thing i noticed about this photo. i think youre doign such a great job...keep it up!
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~Mto boa a foto!!! :clap:
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jotamygHobbyist Photographer
Gosto de toda a composição!! O reflexo da estátua no chão dá-lhe um toque muito especial!!

:wow: :wow: :wow:
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