From June 7 2018- January 20 2019
One of the big dreams of the life of the painter Joaquín Sorolla (Valencia, 1863 - Madrid, 1923) was to gather in a single space his study and his house, his painting and his family, all of it harbored by a beautiful garden. The current Sorolla Museum of Madrid is the culmination of this dream, and its garden constitutes one of the most important masterpieces of the artist. Sorolla. A Garden to Paint narrates through a selection of oil paintings, drawings, sculptures, tiles and photographs, how the painter conceived his artist garden as a space for beauty, sensorial delight and pictorial creation.
This exhibition was initially a commission of the Social Work “La Caixa” and it was inaugurated at the Caixaforum of Seville; then it was shown at the Bancaja Foundation of Valencia and at the Museum Patio Herreriano of Valladolid. Now it is presented at the Sorolla Museum, with the sponsorship of the Foundation of the Sorolla Museum and the Foundation Mutua Madrileña.