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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Neoclassicism and the 19th century

The 2nd of May 1808 marks the decline of one era and the birth of another. The Modern Age gives way to the Contemporary Age. Spain in this period wavers between the natural conservatism of the Ancien Régime, and the various liberal movements that aspire to open the country to the changes occurring in Europe. The stability brought by the Borbon dynasty in the 18th century vanished overnight with the Napoleonic invasion which preceded the Peninsular War (1808-1814). In an effect that mirrored the convulsions looming on the horizon, the reason, moderation and academic rigour typical of the intellectual and artistic movements of Neoclassicism gave way to the individualist fervour of Romanticism, the first step on the road to modernity. Other artistic and ideological currents and styles would follow, such as Realism and Naturalism, which would run up to the crisis of 1898.

Torre de Hercules lighthouse.  -  This tower is the only Roman lighthouse in continuous use since it was first built, although it was renovated in the late 18th century. It is a World Heritage Site and offers spectacular views of the coast of A Coruña.   See more

View of the Torre de Hércules, A Coruña © Turespaña

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Neoclassicism and the 19th century
Neoclassicism and the 19th century

Calendar

Paul Gauguin. “Washerwomen in Arles (Laveuses à Arles)”, 1888. Oil on canvas. 74 x 92 cm. (Art Room). © Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

Oct 6, 2018 to Dec 30, 2020

Exhibition

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

General view of the exhibition “Miró. The white muse”, in the Casa del Sol of the National Sculpture Museum © Museo Nacional de Escultura

Sep 27, 2019 to Sep 26, 2020

Exhibition

National Sculpture Museum - Valladolid
Miró. The white muse

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Sep 27, 2019 to Oct 4, 2020

Exhibition

National Museum of Decorative Arts - Madrid
The Art of the Poster. Graphic Artists at the National Museum of Decorative Arts (1900-1936)

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