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.
(Then touring to CaixaForum, Tarragona, 23 November – 5 March 2017)
123 works by Sorolla, primarily drawings selected by Consuelo Luca de Tena from the Museo Sorolla’s large holdings, and displayed alongside a small number of related large paintings and oil sketches or ‘colour notes’. The exhibition is divided into five sections covering his early career and different beach-side and fishing themes.
Joaquin Sorolla: Spain’s Master of Light
Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
4 March – 3 July 2016
A comprehensive retrospective of the Spanish artist includes 120 works from the artist’s entire career, from his early paintings in Paris, in which the influence of the French Impressionists is clearly evident, through to the distinctive pictures that reflect the maturing of his art into his own style. The exhibition focuses in particular on the large-format paintings that attracted such attention in the Paris Salon. Accompanied by a 248-page catalogue in German with 118 colour images priced at €29.
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, alongside the landscape artist Aureliano de Beruete.
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 many colours of its waters. A downloadable colour-illustrated leaflet in Spanish can be found at http://obrasocial.lacaixa.es/deployedfiles/obrasocial/Estaticos/pdf/Nuestros_centros/caixaforumbarcelona/Sorolla_cfbcn_es.pdf
Sorolla and America, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 13 December 2013 – 19 April 2014; touring to San Diego Museum of Art, 30 May – 26 August and finally Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid, 23 September 2014 – 11 January 2015. Exhibition curated by the artist’s great-grandaughter Blanca Pons-Sorolla , presenting over 100 paintings, oil sketches and drawings, by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) covering his early socially realistic themes as well as his better known landscapes and beach scenes. Exhibition focuses on key American collectors Archer Huntington and Thomas Fortune Ryan and the impact on the artist and American cultural society of the exhibitions he held in the States in 1909 and 1911. Accompanied by bilingual English/Spanish editions of the catalogue.
The exhibition and its catalogue (by the artist’s great granddaughter and Mark Roglan, Director of the Dallas Museum) have received an enthusiastic and thoughtful review by Richard Brettell in April’s edition of The Burlington Magazine (pp 267-269), which makes interesting comparisons with other recent Sorolla exhibitions over the last decade.
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.