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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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 the 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  -  This is one of the finest examples of Catalan Gothic. Its solid exterior contrasts with the lightness of the interior.   See more

Interior of the church of Santa María del Mar. Barcelona © Espai d'Imatge. Turisme de Barcelona

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Calendar

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

La Vera Cruz Sanctuary © Turespaña

Jan 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017

Commemoration, Other

Caravaca de la Cruz
Jubilee Year 2017 in Caravaca de la Cruz

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Jan 9, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018

Commemoration

Valladolid
Bicentenary of the birth of José Zorrilla

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