House of Bones
About the House of Bones
Although Gaudí did not write anything specific in this respect, the spectacular facade has given rise to many interpretations. For some people, it reminds them of an oil painting, or of Monet’s Water Lilies; for others it represents a carnival, in which the mosaic tiling is confetti, the wrought-iron balconies are masks, and the pinnacle of the facade is a Harlequin’s hat.
For many, the outside of Casa Batlló represents the legend of Sant Jordi (Saint George), the patron saint of Catalonia, and they interpret the tower with its four arms as the hilt of his sword cleaving the dragon’s back, the balconies as the skulls of the dragon’s victims, and the stone columns as their bones.