Casa Batllo, inspiration for the watercolor artist Paul Dmoch
Water, colors, brushes and paper are four basic elements to capture the essence of the most magical House of Gaudi
Casa Batllo, also known as the House of Water for its facade and interior courtyard, became a source of inspiration for Paul Dmoch, famous watercolorist from Warsaw, known for his obsession with light. This obsession led him to discover his interest for architecture and to create fantastic worlds where light could shine in all its glory. However, he soon became disenchanted with the profession of architecture, went into the field of painting to show the nature and concentrated on interpreting and acknowledging what humans have been able to build with their hands, focusing on architectural creations, especially in the interiors of cathedrals. Paul is well positioned in eyes of the spectator and makes a dream out of tiny dot represented in the great architecture. It is through as a play of light and shadow which shows all the beauty of details and space. According to Paul, in the contrast between light and darkness lies the secret of every human beginning.
In his watercolors of the Casa Batllo, Paul Dmoch reduces chromatics of the House to adopt to his own style, but brown shadows are still shined with the magic light on Gaudí ´s details. Without any doubt, watercolor is the ideal instrument for capturing the House of Water.
Thanks Paul for sharing your work!