Styles

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.

The Family of Philip IV, or Las Meninas  -  Velázquez’s most famous painting highlights his skilful use of perspective and light, and the representation of the atmosphere.   See more

‘The Family of Philip IV’, or ‘Las Meninas’ © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Come and see it

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

Calendar

Musical: The Lion King © Stage Entertainment España

Oct 21, 2011 to Oct 1, 2017

Show

Teatro Lope de Vega - Madrid
Musical: The Lion King

Annual display at the Show Technology Centre. Madrid © INAEM. Ministerio Cultura

Sep 1, 2016 to Apr 30, 2018

Course

Madrid
Advanced Diploma courses in Live Performance

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Sep 1, 2016 to Jun 30, 2017

Children's activity

National Anthropology Museum - Madrid
Educational group visits to the National Museum of Anthropology

Services

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