Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923), Sewing the Sail (Cucendo la vela), 1896. 2019 © Photo Archive – Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923), Sewing the Sail (Cucendo la vela), 1896. 2019 © Photo Archive – Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
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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.

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery, London and the National Gallery of Ireland, in collaboration with Museo Sorolla.

Curators | Dr Brendan Rooney, Head Curator, and Dr Aoife Brady, Curator of Italian and Spanish Art, National Gallery of Ireland