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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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Realism

  • Statue of Benito Pérez Galdós in the Pérez Galdós Museum, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria © Turespaña

    Statue of Benito Pérez Galdós in the Pérez Galdós Museum, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria © Turespaña

  
  


" After the upheavals of the romantic and revolutionary periods, society yearned to cast its gaze inward."

The bourgeoisie took its place at the centre of industrialised society. A working class emerged at the same time, bringing with it a new range of left-wing ideologies. Both, for a range of different reasons, made it necessary to fix society's gaze on the world around it. And literature was to carry most of that burden. In Spain, this is the time of realism in all its variations, the time of the movements known as Costumbrismo (based on customs and manners), Casticismo (reclaiming a genuinely Spanish identity), and Naturalism. The figure of Galdós casts his eye over the whole of the 19th century.

  

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