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.

Audience

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

The Vicarage

  • The Vicarage. Barcelona © MNAC – National Art Museum of Catalonia

    The Vicarage. Barcelona © MNAC – National Art Museum of Catalonia

     
  

Category

Painting

Date

1870

Original title

La vicaría
National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)
Barcelona
Barcelona, Catalonia
Barcelona

This is undoubtedly one of the best examples of the Fortuny’s preciosista style (Spanish Baroque-like or cultural style movement preceding French Classicism) in which his prodigious technical ability is evident.

Mariano Fortuny was one of the most important Spanish artists of his day. Indeed, he achieved international prestige in his lifetime. He was particularly famous for his preciosista style - the so-called pintura de casacón style (miniature paintings of romantic scenes) – executed with a prodigious technique, proper to that of a virtuoso, which represented themes set in the 18th century. The Vicarage depicts the signing of a wedding contract, in which elements are included that reflect how widely-read the painter was, not to mention his fascination with and admiration of Goya. The Vicarage was a great success in Paris, where Fortuny became one of the most sought out artists by the American collectors of the time.

Details of the work

Object
Painting

Dimensions
60 cm x 93.5 cm

Technique
Oil on wood

  

Find tourist information in the surroundings

spain is culture