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,Continue reading “Opening on Monday: Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, National Gallery, London, until 7 July 2019, and National Gallery of Ireland 10 August – 3 November 2019”
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. Click here and here to find out more.
Exhibition: Sorolla tierra adentro Museo Sorolla, Madrid 9 February – 5 June 2016 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, alongsideContinue reading “Exhibition: Sorolla, Madrid”
Sorolla: El Color del Mart (The Colour of the Sea), CaixaForum, Barcelona, 12 June – 14 September 2014. Previously shown at the Museo Sorolla, Madrid, from which many of the paintings have been selected along with works from the Museo Thyssen in Malaga. The exhibition focuses on Sorolla’s favourite theme, the sea and the manyContinue reading “Sorolla: the Colour of the Sea, Barcelona”
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,Continue reading “Sorolla, Madrid”
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 freeContinue reading “Nigel Glendinning Memorial Lecture – Joaquín Sorolla: his life, his legacy and his London experience”