The National Gallery UK exhibition of Spain’s impressionist, Sorolla.
This February ADFAS online lecture from:
Jacqueline Cockburn Jacqueline is Managing Director of Art and Culture Andalucía. She runs residential courses in Andalucía, Southern Spain in the art and culture of the region. Her specialist field is Spanish Art.
From 18th March – 7th July 2019 the National Gallery held the first UK exhibition of Spain’s impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century.
One of the most extraordinary Spanish artists from Valencia; Joaquin Sorolla has become better known more recently. He lived from 1863 to 1923 and created a world full of light and colour which delights the senses. Sometimes a social painter he was more concerned with capturing light falling on bodies and sea-scapes and his wonderful technique will be considered in this colourful lecture.
Known as the “master of light” for his iridescent canvases, this was a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida’s (1863-1923) paintings outside Spain. From vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition featured 58 works spanning Sorolla’s career.
If you didn’t get to this exhibition in 2019, I hope that Jacqueline Cockburn’s online lecture will give a taste of what you may have missed!
Jacqueline is Managing Director of Art and Culture, Andalucia. She runs residential courses in Andalucia, Southern Spain in the art and culture of the region. Her specialist field is Spanish Art.