Arts Everyday Living: A Winter Getaway in Art—Joaquin Sorolla, Sand and Surf in Spain

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I hate darkness.  Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have light enough in it.  I agree with him.  We painters, however, can never reproduce sunlight as it really is.  I can only approach the truth of it.*

Joaquin Sorolla



It may not be winter everywhere in the world, but Three Sails by Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923)  is a needed respite for all of us suffering the chilly temperatures of the Northern Hemisphere.  Sorolla, unlike his colleague Claude Monet, avoided painting snowy landscapes, reserving his creative energies mainly for the sand and surf of the country of his birth.


Joaquin Sorolla, Three Sails, c. 1903, oil on canvas, Private Collection.


*Quote of Joaquin Sorolla is from the Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida website.


The above image is used solely for educational purposes.




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