Campo cerrado (temporarily closed)
Sabatini Building, Floor 4
Episode 3. Campo cerrado is temporarily closed.
Autarchy in Spain, spanning the end of the Civil War, in 1939, to 1953, with the signing of the Pacts of Madrid, is a period shaped by the co-existence of two frames of reference: the reality of day-to-day problems and the narrative of official art. The national faction’s victory sparked the rupture of the avant-garde and modernity reached in the preceding decades, replaced by the triumphalist rhetoric of National Catholicism which, in the late 1940s and in the face of international isolation, shifted to transmit a more modern and positive image of the country.