In the later 19th century there was a resurgence of artistic production of a religious nature. Works showing academic eclecticism, without great thematic or technical innovation, but executed with great quality.
Despite a few precedents, modernity would only come to Biscayan religious art in the forties of the 20th century. In this period, traditional forms were broken, and new artistic languages arose. Interest in the artist’s individuality, and the importance of each creative project, rose.