Week 25: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Classicism in Spain
Eighteenth-century Europe became enraptured with the Classical world. People traveled to Italy to view the ruins, painters produced thousands of views of Italy that sold to visiting tourists, books were written on the classical world to great acclaim, and everywhere buildings were constructed to imitate Classical temples. Spain was no exception to this mania for Classical Greece and Classical Rome. The Palacio Real in Madrid is just one of the many Classical buildings that were constructed in the Eighteenth Century in Spain.
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