Modernisme (Catalan pronunciation: [muðərˈnizmə], Catalan for "modernism") was a cultural movement associated with the search for Catalan national identity. It is often understood as an equivalent to a number of fin de siècle art movements, such as Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Secessionism, and Liberty style, and was active from roughly 1888 (the First International Exhibition of Barcelona) to 1911 (the death of Joan Maragall, the most important Modernista poet). The Modernisme movement was centred on the city of Barcelona, and is best known for its architectural expression, especially the work of Antoni Gaudí, but was also significant in sculpture, poetry, theatre and painting—notable painters include Santiago Rusiñol and Ramon Casas.
Balcony (from Italian: balcone, scaffold; cf. Old High Germanbalcho, beam, balk; probably cognate with Persian term بالكانهbālkāneh or its older variant پالكانهpālkāneh), a platform projecting from the wall of a building, supported by columns or console brackets, and enclosed with a balustrade.