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Did Picasso make Spain modern?

— May 2015

Article read level: Academic

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Cover of Picasso and Spanish Modernity

The connections between Picasso, Spain and modernism were recently explored in Florence – Clare Finn reports on the accompanying book

Picasso and Spanish Modernity edited by Eugenio Carmona

History has not been favourable to Spanish arts. The standard itinerary of the 18th century Grand Tour bypassed the Iberian peninsula, leading to a tendency to overlook Spain's arts in favour of those of Italy. Much later, Franco's repressive regime was not to aid their dissemination. It is therefore a great pleasure to see that Florence, the city most associated with the Italian...

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