I’m reposting this blog on Sorolla. A PHOTOGRAPHER, A CAMERA & YOU CLOSE-UP AND PERSONAL There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. Ernst Haas* Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) was in demand as a portraitist […]
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I’m reposting this blog. Sorolla is gaining in popularity; I’m discovering more people are familiar with his name and works of art. Want to take a mini-vacation this week—at least through an artist’s eyes? I’ve been inspired to embark on my visual getaway by the discovery of the works of Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), a […]
It’s JOAQUIN SOROLLA DAY. I’m reposting this blog. IN MONET’S FOOTSTEPS SOROLLA—SPAIN’S FOREMOST IMPRESSIONIST 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 […]
Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1920) was a popular Spanish artistic figure working in both Europe and the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. A favorite subject was the beach where he often depicted his wife and daughters enjoying leisure time.
Spanish artist Santiago Rusinol (1861-1931) often interpreted the remarkable exotic richness of the formal gardens of his native country.
Spanish Baroque painter Antonio de Pereda (c. 1611-1678) specialized in still lifes, creating the elaborate display above, surrounding an intricately designed chest.
Spanish painter Juan Gris (1887-1927), created Breakfast utilizing what was then considered the avant-garde style of Cubism, originating with friend and colleague Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
WOMEN OF THE BELLE EPOQUE AT THE MOULIN DE LA GALETTE I would kiss you, had I the courage. Attributed to Edouard Manet The Belle Epoque (or beautiful era as translated from French) spanned the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the beginning of World War I in 1914. A period of […]
Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. THE ARTIST’S WAY: INSIDE THE CREATIVE MIND THE MANY FACES OF GOYA Basically artists are alone. Yes, they do have teachers and mentors during their careers to stimulate and guide them, but they are destined to actualize their visions solo in what can be […]
THE GENIUS OF SPANISH ART, PART IV THE LITTLE PRINCESS: A CHILDHOOD ON CANVAS Whatever happened to Infanta Margarita Teresa, the 5 year old royal star of Diego Velasquez’s most celebrated work Las Meninas done in 1656? Where she is the center of attention, privileged daughter of Spain’s Philip IV and destined one day to be […]