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written by Patty at the time her work was featured on Mostly Glass' web pages, September 08
|The Santa Creu
paintings refer to the Antiguo Hospital de la Santa Ceu (the Old
Santa Creu Hospital) in Barcelona.
We lived not far from there.
It was built in the 15th century and is in the Gothic style.
It has a beautiful courtyard surrounded on 3 sides by arcades. The building complex also contains a small church.
It functioned as a hospital into the 20th century.
The great architect Gaudi was said to have died there after being struck by a trolley in 1926
Different city institutions use the building complex today.
Catalonia's National Library is there as was a small art school when we were there.
I used to draw in the courtyard there regularly, trying to figure out the support structure of the barrel vaults and the arcades.
Patty was born in Wisconsin in 1952, and grew up in Albuquerque,