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.

Carthusian monastery of Valldemossa.  -  In August its cloister is transformed into the setting for the recitals of the International Chopin Festival.   See more

Detail of the tower of the Carthusian monastery of Valldemossa © Turespaña

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

Calendar

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To be confirmed 2019

Congress

Ibiza
Ibiza International Music Summit

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Apr 29, 2010 to Apr 29, 2019

Reina Sofía National Art Museum - Madrid
Series 20/21. Ensemble Contemporáneo Orquestra de Cadaqués

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Oct 9, 2017 to Jan 6, 2019

Show

Nuevo Teatro Alcalá - Madrid
Musical: Billy Elliot. Madrid

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