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 […]
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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 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 […]
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 […]
THE GENIUS OF SPANISH ART, PART III MAN’S BEST FRIEND & COMPANION Juan van der Hamen (1596-1631)* ranks, along with Velazquez, Murillo, Zurbaran, and other artists, as one of the luminaries of the Spanish Golden Age of arts. A specialist in bodegones or still life painting, he was likely Flemish nobleman Jean de Croy’s first […]
THE GENIUS OF SPANISH ART, PART II GOYA: THROUGH A GRANDFATHER’S EYES When Francisco Goya,* one of the giants of Spanish art, painted the portrait of his grandson below, his homeland was embroiled in war. Yet, an atmosphere of calm prevails in the studio of the artist, where Mariano quietly poses, managing […]
Please click on the work of art to ENLARGE it. 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 […]