Spain celebrates one of its major artists all year round, on the occasion of the centenary of his death. Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) is indeed one of the great names in 20th century painting, considered the highest representative of Spanish Impressionism.
Famous for his work on light, Sorolla also delivered a superb testimony to the Spain of the time, through his family portraits, landscapes and gardens, but also his beaches.
To follow in the footsteps of Sorolla, you can go to Valencia, his birthplace, but above all visit the museum that bears his name (museo Sorolla), located in the old family home, in Madrid.
Throughout the year, exhibitions will pay tribute to painters across Spain:
– Royal Palace of Madrid: “Sorolla and the light”. Immersive exhibition, from February 17 to June 23
– Prado Museum, Madrid: “Sorolla, portraits” until June 18
– Sorolla Museum, Madrid: “Origins” until March 19; “Sorolla is dead, long live Sorolla!” » until June 25, « Sorolla facing the sea » from April 17, 2023
– Museum of Fine Arts, Valencia: “Origins” from March 30 to June 11
– Vertical Restaurant, Valencia: “Tribute to the master”: the menu inspired by the work of Sorolla by chef Jorge de Andrés throughout the year
– Gravina Fine Arts Museum, Alicante: “Sorolla and the Valencian painting of his time. Dialogues and contrast” until June 25
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