Arts Everyday Living: In Monet’s Footsteps–Sorolla, Spain’s Foremost Impressionist

It’s JOAQUIN SOROLLA DAY.  I’m reposting this blog.






Joaquin Sorolla, Maria on the Beach at Biaritz, 1906, oil on canvas, Museo Sorolla, Madrid, Spain, detail

Full painting

I hate darkness.  Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have enough light 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, Eight Essays on Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida.

Although Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) painted in a variety of styles, his Impressionist works created during several summers of the early 20th century are often considered representative of the peak years of his career.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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