The Baroque period is one of the biggest chapters inside the Art World. Not only is an artistic style, but also a way of life.
There are many who believe that Rococo is to Baroque what Mannerism is to Renaissance. Rococo is oftenly considered the culmination of Baroque.
Falling of french Ancient Regime in 1789 Revolution was the result of the popular and middle classes oposition to a social and political system dominated by aristocracy.
If Illustration was the age of Light, Romanticism is the age of darkness. A heartbreaking shout for liberty beats under the word "Romanticism".
About the central decades of 19th Century, Romanticism was substituted by Realism. This change was performed by different conditions.
Until the second half of 18th century, the most important style was Clasicism. From this moment a radical swift will be produced in History of Painting.
The words Neoimpressionism and Postimpressionism embrace different streams and styles. They include many technics and aims that point to the purposes of artists.
Many scholars considered symbolism the manifestation of a stream belonging to late Romanticism. Between its forerunners we would find William Blake or Goya. Other scholars think symboism never existed as we imagine it. A third section asserts that it was a characteristic manifestation of Postimpressionism.
The last decade of 19th century and the first one of 20th gave birth to a new spirit of industrial new age. Modernism brings a vitalist touch of hope: industry is believed to help spiritual and material fields of life.
Art in 20th Century is composed by different streams called "isms". Movements do not follow each other in time: many are contemporary and share feautures between them. Avant-garde cannot be understood if we try to set a chronological order.
Beatriz Aragonés Escobar.
Licentiate in Art History.