«When a thing is on the path to perfection, it must be squeezed to the end.» (Antoni Gaudí)
The term “mosaic” means an elaborate composition “piece by piece”. The Art Nouveau mosaic gathers and recovers this
technique from classical and Hispano-Arabic heritage and reinvents it to apply it to the new architecture.
Gaudí used all the types of mosaic available at the time: Roman, stone, ceramic and their original derivation, trencadís which, despite being a manual technique, saved time and money.
Other industrial products also defined as mosaics appeared at that time: hydraulics and ceramic stoneware pieces with which Gaudí experimented with surprising results.