Joaquín Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

Painting of an ox dragging a fishing boat with a billowing sail in from the sea, with five fishermen.
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923), The Return from Fishing (La vuelta de la pesca), 1894.
Photo © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
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10 August – 3 November 2019
Beit Wing (Rooms 6-10)

Born in Valencia, Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) excelled as a portrait and landscape painter. While he also depicted grand historical subjects, he is most closely associated with monumental paintings of the beaches of Valencia. This exhibition will highlight Sorolla’s skill in the depiction of water and light, a quality that recurs throughout his work, and demonstrate the influence on his work of, among others, Velázquez and Bastien-Lepage, and his friend John Singer Sargent.

Organised in conjunction with the National Gallery, London and Museo Sorolla

Curator | Dr Brendan Rooney, Head Curator, National Gallery of Ireland