19th century Art & Architecture in Spain

The 19th century in Spain was a period of artistic and architectural transition and innovation, reflecting the broader European trends of the time. The century began with a continuation of neoclassical architecture, which emphasized symmetry, simplicity, and grandeur, drawing inspiration from the classical art and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome. As the century progressed, there was a shift towards Romanticism in the arts, which in Spain was expressed through a fascination with its medieval past, national history, and exotic subjects. This was a time when artists like Francisco Goya were active, with his works providing a critical commentary on society and politics.