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.

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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.

Arc de Triomf, Barcelona  -  In neo-Mudejar style, this arch is an allegory to industry, crafts and business. It was built as an entrance to the Universal Exposition of 1888.   See more

Detail of the Arc de Triomf © Turespaña

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

Calendar

Musical: The Lion King © Stage Entertainment España

Oct 21, 2011 to Dec 3, 2017

Show

Teatro Lope de Vega - Madrid
Musical: The Lion King

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

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Jan 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017

Commemoration, Other

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

Services

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