The 20th Century was born under the sign of technological modernisation and the prominence of the new urban popular classes. New tensions arose, and new horizons scanned. Photography and cinema were the media that represented these changes. Spain joined the process while in the midst of a deep crisis affecting social, political and economic structures. The problem was not only to rescue the country from centuries of delayed development, but also to solve the eternal conflict between tradition and progress, between conserving a specific historical identity and social modernisation.
Artworks in the room
El muelle de Río Tinto, Huelva (Jetty on the Río Tinto, Huelva)
Vista general desde la estación, Vigo (General View from the Station, Vigo)
Thadée Natanson et Misia (Thadée Natanson and Misia)1906 (circa)
Ramón Casas i Carbó
Garrote vil (Garrotte)1894
Isadora Duncan (Female Nude)1913