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. 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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Gothic

A time of cities, of guilds and merchants… and of cathedrals. The artistic expression known as the Gothic style evolved in the lower Middle Ages between the 12th and 15th centuries. The gradual disappearance of feudal bonds, the resurgence of the cities, an ever more prosperous commercial sector and the progressive humanisation of the Christian doctrine served as a fertile breeding ground for this art form. The city became the main centre of activity and took on the role of cultural repository which had hitherto been solely reserved to the monasteries. In Spain, this was the time of the great cathedrals which soared up towards the sky in search of divinity.

Church of Santa María del Mar, Barcelona.  -  It is known as "La Ribera Cathedral", and is one of the best examples of Catalan Gothic architecture. Its stained-glass windows and tall columns create the incredible effect of spaciousness and lightness inside.   See more

Interior of the church of Santa María del Mar. Barcelona © Espai d'Imatge. Barcelona Tourist Board

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Calendar

The whole galaxy in a castle. 35 years of collecting. Gaby Navarro Collection

Apr 11, 2014 to Feb 28, 2015

Exhibition

Santa Bárbara Castle - Alicante
Exhibition: The whole galaxy in a castle. 35 years of collecting

Costume Museum. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre ©Turespaña

Apr 11, 2014 to Apr 5, 2015

Exhibition

Clothing Museum. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre - Madrid
Exhibition: Balenciaga. The Vision of a Genius, the Technique of a Master

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Apr 11, 2014 to Apr 5, 2015

Exhibition

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum - Getaria
Exhibition: The Art of Balenciaga

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