18 March – 7 July 2019
In spring 2019 the National Gallery will stage the first exhibition in the United Kingdom for over a century of the work of the Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923). The most complete exhibition of the artist’s paintings outside Spain, Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light will include portraits, landscapes and the seascapes, garden views and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, and genre scenes of Spanish life.
Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light will provide a rare opportunity for visitors to see more than sixty works spanning the artist’s career, including important masterpieces on loan from public and private collections in Spain and the United States. It features the monumental canvases on social themes which the artist strategically sent to major exhibitions around the world in the 1890s and with which he established his reputation. The last exhibition dedicated to the artist in the UK was in 1908 when Sorolla himself, then among the most famous living artists, mounted a major exhibition at London’s Grafton Galleries.
There are few works by Sorolla in UK public collections, yet the work of this spirited and technically-gifted painter, sometimes referred to as Spain’s Impressionist, resonates with the National Gallery’s collection of Spanish Old Masters, Velázquez and Goya, and the work of Sorolla’s contemporaries across Europe, including Sargent and Monet.
Exhibition organised by the National Gallery and the National Gallery of Ireland
Del 7 de diciembre 2018 al 31 de marzo 2019
En esta muestra se aborda la pintura de paisaje de Sorolla, que abandona momentáneamente las playas de Mediterráneo para recorrer "tierra adentro" el campo de las diferentes regiones de nuestro país.
La exposición se compone de 68 obras: 57 pinturas al óleo sobre lienzo y 11 "notas de color" (tablillas de pequeño tamaño), todas ellas pertenecientes a la colección Museo Sorolla y la Fundación Museo Sorolla.