Joaquín Sorolla. Nadadores, Jávea. Firmado. 1905. Óleo/lienzo, 90 x 125 cm. Museo Sorolla, Nº Inv. 719. © Fundación Museo Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla. Nadadores, Jávea. Firmado. 1905. Óleo/lienzo, 90 x 125 cm. Museo Sorolla, Nº Inv. 719. © Fundación Museo Sorolla


From 12 June to 14 September 2014 – CaixaForum Barcelona

The sea is the theme in the painting of Joaquim Sorolla. Born in Valencia in 1863, Sorolla’s life was closely linked to the landscapes of the Valencian coastline, the Balearic Islands and the north of Spain, which he captured with extraordinary mastery. Sorolla. The Colour of the Sea explores the painter’s gaze, his personal approach to painting “the natural” and using colour, focusing on a group of works devoted to what was both his favourite and the most popular theme of his painting: the sea.

Joaquín Sorolla. Saliendo del baño. Firmado y fechado. 1915. Óleo/lienzo, 130 x 150 cm. Museo Sorolla, Nº Inv. 1115. © Fundación Museo Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla. Saliendo del baño. Firmado y fechado. 1915. Óleo/lienzo, 130 x 150 cm. Museo Sorolla, Nº Inv. 1115. © Fundación Museo Sorolla

 

Joaquín Sorolla. Estudio de mar, Valencia. 1904. Óleo/lienzo, 28,5 x 53 cm. Museo Sorolla, Nº Inv. 710. © Fundación Museo Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla. Estudio de mar, Valencia. 1904. Óleo/lienzo, 28,5 x 53 cm. Museo Sorolla, Nº Inv. 710. © Fundación Museo Sorolla


T
he exhibition features 80 works, above all canvases, complemented by a number of panels and cards, easy to carry, on which Sorolla painted notes from nature and which are key to understanding the way he worked.

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