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.

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The Baroque and the Spanish Golden Age

A new spirituality for a time of crisis. The social instability of the time permeates artistic and literary forms. The Council of Trent (1545-1563) and the Counter-Reformation signalled a change of direction in religious ideas. Christian spirituality, instead of the pre-eminence of man, once again reclaimed its place as the driving force behind the era of the Renaissance. The economic decline and unrest prevailing in the second half of the 16th and 17th centuries gave rise to a climate of unease and social instability. This pervaded all forms of cultural endeavour and suffused both artistic and musical creations. Columns, silhouettes and musical scores became increasingly ornate and convoluted. In literary endeavour, this is the great period of Spanish classical theatre, the maturity of poetry and, with Don Quixote, the birth of the modern novel.

Las Meninas.  -  A true masterpiece, it is one of Velázquez’s iconic paintings for many reasons: its details, perspective, light... The documentary “El cuadro”, presented at the Seminci in Valladolid, delves into its “mysteries”.   See more

Diego Velázquez, The Family of Philip IV or Las Meninas ? Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

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The Baroque and the Spanish Golden Age
The Baroque and the Spanish Golden Age

Calendar

Paul Gauguin. “Washerwomen in Arles (Laveuses à Arles)”, 1888. Oil on canvas. 74 x 92 cm. (Art Room). ? Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

Oct 6, 2018 to Jan 6, 2020

Exhibition

Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts - Bilbao
ABC. The alphabet at the Bilbao Museum

Torre Solà. Montornès, Joaquín Mir. Oil on canvas. 65.5 x 81.5 cm, c. 1914-21. Madrid, Prado Museum. Gerstenmaier Donation

Jul 15, 2019 to Jan 12, 2020

Exhibition

Prado Museum - Madrid
Hans Rudolf Gerstenmaier Donation

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Sep 1, 2019 to Jun 30, 2020

Children's activity

National Anthropology Museum - Madrid
School group visits to the National Museum of Anthropology

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