Jul 29, 2011

Gaudy or Gaudi

Some people might think Antoni Gaudi's name spawned the word Gaudy (or gawdy) because of his outlandish architecture. The word Gaudy means ostentatious or tastelessly ornamental.

Gaudi's architechture is the epitome of Gaudy. It is coincidence that his name is so close to the adjective as gaudy had been in use for a few hundred years before he was born. His Sagrada Família, is a large Roman Catholic church that began construction in 1882 and is scheduled for completion in 2026 (not a typo).

Some of Gaudi's creations, including the church can be found here LINK.