Catalan Historical Review, No 13 (2020)

Poster art in Barcelona and Valencia from the late 19th century to 1939

Santi Barjau


In the late 19th century, the cities of Barcelona and Valencia became important hubs of poster art thanks to specialised graphic industries and a large number of artists who explored their advertising capacity with extraordinarily quality, always cognizant of the latest developments. In both cities, the modern poster had commercial uses, institutional and political use. The vast number of posters produced during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) is particularly noteworthy.

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ISSN: 2013-4088 (electronic edition); 2013-407X (print edition)