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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Some cultural consequences in Spain of the Spanish Invasion of Morocco 1859-60
Author(s): Ginger, Andrew
Keywords: modernity art colonialism
africa spain morocco fortuny nineteenth century
Spain 19th century Nationalism
Spain 19th century Intellectuals
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Date Deposited: 4-Apr-2008
Citation: Ginger A (2006) Some cultural consequences in Spain of the Spanish Invasion of Morocco 1859-60. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 12 (40970), pp. 147-158.
Abstract: This article argues is a contribution to the study of interrelationships between colonialism, art, and literature in the nineteenth century. The article argues that the Spanish invasion of Morocco in 1859 led to contradictions and tensions within liberal nationalism, not least because of concerns about the tensions between the need for military reassertion of Spain and the respect for the independence of nations. This led to some reconfiguration of Spanish intellectuals' already complex relationship with North Africa and Islam. A major, perhaps surprising consequence of this reconfiguration, was some equation of Moroccan identity with a monotonous surface that was resistant to the gaze. In consequence, the Catalan painter Fortuny's crucial experience of Morocco led him to value near blank surfaces, and thus to make a major contribution to the origins of modern art.
DOI Link: 10.1080/14701840601084967
Rights: Published in Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies by Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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