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.

Topics

In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.

Audience

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

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. In 1888, Rubén Darío led the literary Modernism movement. In Spain, a group of architects revolving around the figure of Antoni Gaudí invented a new style of creating and designing buildings: this became known as architectural Modernism, which flourished until the 1920s. Shortly after, a handful of artistic movements which arose in the period between the two World Wars (1918-1939) shook the cultural and intellectual life of the time to its foundations. Ultraism, Surrealism, Futurism and Dadaism brought vitality and radical renewal to the world of art, both in its classical manifestations and in its newer incarnations such as film. In Spain, the avant-garde creators would ultimately come together in what was known as the Generation of 27.

Park Güell  -  Nature and architecture combine in a brilliantly surprising way in this public park designed by Gaudí that was originally intended to be a garden city in the English style.   See more

View of the Dragon Stairway, Park Güell, Barcelona © Ayuntamiento de Barcelona

Come and see it

Modernism and Avant-garde movements
Modernism and Avant-garde movements

Calendar

Ángel Ferrant Capote a tiempo, 1939 Baked clay relief Private collection © Fundación Juan March

Feb 3, 2022 to May 8, 2022

Exhibition

Spanish Museum of Abstract Art - Cuenca
Ángel Ferrant: a escala doméstica

Transparent image

Mar 9, 2022 to Mar 13, 2022

Fair

IFEMA. Feria de Madrid - Madrid
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

Services

spain is culture