In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.


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The Baroque and the Spanish Golden Age

A new spirituality for a time of crisis. The social instability of the time permeates artistic and literary forms. The Council of Trent (1545-1563) and the Counter-Reformation signalled a change of direction in religious ideas. Christian spirituality, instead of the pre-eminence of man, once again reclaimed its place as the driving force behind the era of the Renaissance. The economic decline and unrest prevailing in the second half of the 16th and 17th centuries gave rise to a climate of unease and social instability. This pervaded all forms of cultural endeavour and suffused both artistic and musical creations. Columns, silhouettes and musical scores became increasingly ornate and convoluted. In literary endeavour, this is the great period of Spanish classical theatre, the maturity of poetry and, with Don Quixote, the birth of the modern novel.

Basilica of Santa María, Elche.  -  The Asunción and San Agatángelo façades are especially notable. In mid-August the basilica is the setting for performances of the Elche Mystery Play.   See more

Performance of the Elche Mystery Play in the Basilica of Santa María, Elche (Alicante) © Paco Cascales. Visitelche

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The Baroque and the Spanish Golden Age
The Baroque and the Spanish Golden Age


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To be confirmed 2020


Ibiza International Music Summit

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Oct 9, 2017 to Dec 22, 2019


Nuevo Teatro Alcalá - Madrid
Musical: Billy Elliot. Madrid

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Oct 6, 2018 to Jan 6, 2020


Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts - Bilbao
ABC. The alphabet at the Bilbao Museum


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