12 His professional career

Antoni Gaudí gets used to being included alongside the big modernist Catalan architects, together with Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, although, as time went by he overcame this trend and managed to create an only and inimitable style.

Gaudí, in his first works, used the brick, the ceramics and the forge and recreated decorations in a neomudéjar and oriental style such as the Capricho (1883-85), the Vicens house (1883-88), the pavilions of the estate Güell (1884-87), the Güell Palace (1886-88), etc.

He also provided a medieval style in buildings such as the episcopal palace of Astorga (1887-93) or the house of Botines (1891-92).

However, it is with the boom of the 20th century where the artist reached his creative maturity with the application of an own code based on the use of the geometry, of organic elements and of a personal simbology: the crypt of the colony Güell (1898-1916), the Güell Park (1900-14), the Batlló House (1904-06), the Milà House (1906-12), etc.; all that culminated with the monumental basilica of the Sacred Family, project that, though the architect took in 1883, continues being a field of experimentation up to the death of the architect, in 1926.