Antonio Gaudí(25 June 1852–10 June 1926) was a Spanish architect who belonged to the Modernist style (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique and highly individualistic designs.
Gaudí, throughout his life, studied nature’s angles and curves and incorporated them into his designs and mosaics. Instead of relying on geometric shapes, he mimicked the way men stand upright. The hyperboloids and paraboloids he borrowed from nature were easily reinforced by steel rods and allowed his designs to resemble elements from the environment.
Gaudí was so inspired by nature, he says, because:
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Because of his rheumatis, the artist observed a strict vegetarian diet, used homeopathic drug therapy, underwent water theraphy, and hiked regularly. Long walks, besides suppressing his rheumatism, further allowed him to experience nature.