22 September 2020 - 10 January 2021
Curated by: Lorena Delgado Bellón y Consuelo Luca de Tena
The exhibition “Sorolla. Feminine plural” aims to place the emphasis on the presence of women in the painter’s work. The first thing to be observed is that this presence is an extensive and varied one and that Sorolla was a great observer and admirer of women, naturally sensitive to their grace and beauty but above all to other qualities such as courage and strength.
The artist’s own daughters were pupils there. However, Sorolla was never a militant. His work features many of the female stereotypes typical of his day: women as “angels of the hearth”, fallen women, simple working village women, and elegant middle-class and “modern” ones. Nonetheless, they are rarely mere “types” but rather individuals of flesh and blood and as such the artist always treated them with respect.