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.


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.


This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

The Invited Islands

  • Work of culture - Generic image


Literature, Poetry



Original title

Las islas invitadas

The poet Manuel Altolaguirre added to this collection of poems over a period of years, as though it were a living organism, thus making it his most representative poetic work.

In the successive editions of this work (1936, 1944 and 1946) the number of poems increased until reaching a final figure of 137, which included practically all of the first stage of his poetic production. This work is characterised by its spontaneity, clarity of expression and its curious magic, with love as its main theme.

The book is divided into 13 titles, under which Altolaguirre grouped the poems that he considered best represented his career, some of which had already been published earlier in other poetry collections or magazines. It is therefore not surprising that the last edition has a heterogeneous appearance, in the manner of a summary of the culminated works by this avant-garde –sometimes neo-Romantic– poet and member of the Generation of '27.


Related contents


spain is culture