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Found: Stunning Gaudí stained glass windows

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Found: Stunning Gaudí stained glass windows
Both pieces reflect Gaudí's highly distinctive style. Photo: Institute of Catalan Studies
12:55 CEST+02:00
Two stained glass masterpieces made by Catalonia's most prolific architect, Antoni Gaudí, have been discovered after being stashed away in a chapel outside Barcelona for decades.

The figurehead of Catalan Modernism, the man behind Barcelona’s emblematic Sagrada Familia and much of the city’s best architecture, has two more chef d’oeuvres to offer his fans.

An inventory carried out by the Institute of Catalan Studies has unearthed an immaculate rose window with imagery resembling the Masonic ‘all-seeing eye’ placed against a hand.

The other find depicts a sword-clenching archangel on a beautifully ornate stained glass window, 75 x 25 cm (30" x 10") in size.

Both pieces reflect Gaudí’s highly distinctive style.

The rector of the chapel where the two stained glass windows were hidden away informed the Institute of Catalan Studies of their existence without knowing that his predecessor had ordered the works of art from Gaudí himself.

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