Lunchtime Talks and Courses: Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

Image: Joaquín Sorolla, Running along the Beach (detail), Valencia, 1908. Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo, Colección Pedro Masaveu © Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias. Col. Pedro Masaveu

Lunchtime Talk: Sorolla and Sargent, Monday, 29 April 2019, 1–1.45 pm, Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, London
John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla belonged to an elite group of bravura painters who dominated the international art world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Art historian Richard Ormond explores their friendship within the artistic context of their time.
Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust.
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Course: Painter of Spanish sunlight, Thursday, 2 May 2019 and Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2–4pm, Conference Room 1, National Gallery, London
Learn about Sorolla, the artist whom Monet called ‘the master of light.’ Art historian and ARTES’ committee member Gail Turner will trace Sorolla’s career, reflect on his place in Spanish art and explore his major works including the monumental panorama ‘Visions of Spain’. This two-week course introduces the life and work of the Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla, from his paintings of sunlit beaches and gardens to his portraits and scenes of fishermen and rural life. Each week sessions are split into two parts, with ten minute break at 2.55pm.
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A rare chance to study this important artist, who was phenomenally successful in his own lifetime, but later eclipsed by modern artists such as Picasso.

Lunchtime Talk: Sorolla and nostalgia for ‘Moorish Spain’, Monday 13 May 2019, 1–1.45pm, Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, London
Sorolla’s work in the context of Spain’s Islamic heritage and Spanish artists fascinated by Andalusia. Claudia Hopkins, Senior Lecturer in Art History at Edinburgh University, sets Sorolla’s work in the context of Spain’s Islamic heritage and Spanish artists fascinated by Andalusia.   Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust.  
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Lunchtime Talk: Painting with light, Monday 20 May 2019, 1–1.45 pm, Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, London
Hear about the fascinating and often hidden relationships between painting and photography in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Martin Barnes, Senior Curator, Photographs at the V&A, reveals how developments in photography led to new pictorial possibilities for both art forms. Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust.
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