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Now open in the Sainsbury Wing, our exhibition 'Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light', is the first UK exhibition of Spain's Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century. Visit our website to book tickets online and save.
Known as the 'master of light' for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida's paintings outside Spain.
From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla's career – many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.
In this painting, called 'Strolling Along the Seashore', Sorolla's wife, Clotilde, and his daughter, María, promenade along Valencia's El Cabañal beach. Their white dresses glow in the late afternoon light. The sea breeze blowing Clotilde's veil against her face gives the picture the impression of having been captured in an instant.
The cropping of Clotilde's hat by the top of the canvas, and the broad, empty strip of sand at the bottom, reinforce the scene's ephemeral quality.
This exhibition is sponsored by @iberia
Joaquín Sorolla, 'Strolling along the Seashore', 1909 ©️ Fundación Museo Sorolla, Madrid
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