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Neo-classical

  • Puerta de Alcalá gate, Madrid © Turespaña

    Puerta de Alcalá gate, Madrid © Turespaña

  • Mondoñedo cathedral © Turespaña

    Mondoñedo cathedral © Turespaña

  • Royal Palace in Madrid © Turespaña

    Royal Palace in Madrid © Turespaña

  
  


" This adjective is applied to the artistic and literary trend between the mid 18th century and the first half of the 19th century which aimed to restore the tastes and manners of ancient Greek and Roman classicism."

The moderation and reason which formed the basis for that intellectual movement spreading throughout Europe known as the Enlightenment –in Spain known as the Century of Lights–, was reflected in the arts by the idealised adoption of the aesthetic forms of classical antiquity. Balance, clarity and simplicity began to replace the chaos, asymmetry and dynamism which had characterised the Baroque and Rococo tastes of before. In Spain, two key factors shaped its development: the reinstatement of the French Borbón dynasty to the throne, and the influence of Italian artists and architects which flowed from the kingdom of Naples.

  

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