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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.

The Cathedral of Saint James the Less (Liège)  -  This painting reflects Pérez Villaamil’s artistic spirit of Romanticism. The San Fernando Academy of Fine Art takes an in-depth look at the artist’s style in the exhibition "Romantic Spain".   See more

La Catedral de Santiago el Menor, Genaro Perez Villaamil. A Coruña Museum of Fine Arts © Ministerio de Cultura

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


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

Feb 3, 2022 to May 8, 2022


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

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Mar 9, 2022 to Mar 13, 2022


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


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