The first UK exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923), Spain’s most prominent Impressionist painter, opens today at the National Gallery, London. Born in Valencia, the artist is known as the ‘master of light’ for his iridescent canvases. From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla’s career—many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.
The exhibition has been organised by the National Gallery and the National Gallery of Ireland, in collaboration with Museo Sorolla. Click here for more informati and to buy tickets.
The exhibition will then travel to the National Gallery of Ireland, 10 August–3 November 2019. Click here for more information
The exhibition Sorolla y la moda closes on 27 May at the Museo Sorolla in Madrid.
Curated by Eloy Martínez de la Pera, it investigates the connections between Sorolla’s painting and fashion between 1890 and the 1920s.
Final month of an exhibition reuniting 35 landscape paintings belonging to the Sorolla Museum. Focuses on views of Spain’s interior, especially Castille’s central meseta, Asturian mountains and a series of cathedrals and Andalucian monuments, patios and gardens. Painted by Sorolla in 1902, alongside the landscape artist Aureliano de Beruete.
Fiesta y Color: The ethnographic gaze of Sorolla, Museo Sorolla, Madrid, 10 December 2013 – 20 May 2014.
Focuses on Sorolla’s images of the rural costume and customs that he saw on his travels over eight years through Andalucía, Aragón, Castilla, Cataluña, Extremadura, Galicia, Guipúzcoa and Valencia between 1911 and 1919.
Exhibition includes costume, jewellery, photographs and letters as well as some 25 paintings and drawings, several of which have never been shown in public before and some of which were acquired by Sorolla on his travels. His collection of regional costume is important as it was acquired before the big exhibition of Regional Dress held in Madrid in 1925, which stimulated collectors’ interest in such material.
At 6.30 pm on Thursday 27 March, 2014, Almudena Hernández de la Torre of the Sorolla Museum, Madrid, will give the annual Nigel Glendinning Memorial Lecture at the Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Sq, London SW1W 9AN
Her lecture is entitled Joaquín Sorolla: his life, his legacy and his London experience
Entry is open to all and free to ARTES members. Guests and non-members will be asked to make a donation of £6 to ARTES