Spanish Art

by  Cleveland Museum of Art

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This lesson features paintings by artists working from or born in Spain. Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Spanish art offer a varied stylistic range to students as well as information on the cultural and historical context of the works highlighted. Many of the artists—El Greco, Goya and Picasso, for example—are among the best known in western art history and may already be familiar to the students. Portions of this lesson can be presented in beginning, intermediate or advanced Spanish, making it suitable for all levels of foreign language studies.

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45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners

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Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, Ohio
United States

Distance Learning for adult audiences at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows lifelong learners to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history and visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive.

Virtual learning for PreK-12 students offers connections
with the CMA collection through live, interactive video sessions with a
CMA educator. Explore artworks through discussion, writing, drawing,
and movement.

Lessons are designed for grades Pre-K–12 and are designed to support standards.

Arielle Levine

Program Details


1. Introduction to Spanish art in the 17th century, including the work of El Greco and Diego Velázquez.
2. Discussion of Goya and how his work portrayed the effects of historical events (such as the Inquisition and the French invasion of Spain) in the 18th to 19th centuries.
3. Transition to the 20th century and discussion of Pablo Picasso's work - including the Blue Period and Cubism.
4. Conclude with the work Salvador Dalí and introduction to Surrealism.


1. Students will be introduced to a selection of Spanish artists, as well as the cultural and historical context of their lives.
2. Students will learn about stylistic changes from the earliest artist presented to the most recent artist in the lesson.
3. Students will gain familiarity with the Spanish language (if Spanish presentation is requested).

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.