Joaquin Sorolla 1863 – 1923
out of print
José Luis Diéz, Javier Baron
Museo Nacional del Prado, Spain, 2009
out of print
Joaquin Sorolla is considered one of the greatest masters of Spanish modern painting and a key referent in the history of art. This view is now being endorsed by the Museo del Prado as it organizes an ambitious anthological exhibition that aims to include the artist working among the pantheon of great Spanish painters alongside El Greco,Velazquez and Goya. The 138 works that will be gathered together in the new halls of the leading Spanish museum between spring and summer 2009 make up the most far-reaching exhibition project devoted to a 19th-century painter that the Prado has embarked upon in its entire history. The show will include paintings from collections and major museums in Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Venice, Paris, NewYork, Boston, Dallas and Saint Louis, including most notably his exceptional set of panels entitled La Vision de Espana, which will be presented alongside the bulk of his masterpieces, including his scenes of beaches bathed by the light of the Mediterranean. This catalogue features detailed, up-to-date information on the works, along with texts by the leading Sorolla specialists, who explore and analyse his painting, his personality and his position both in Spanish art and on the international scene.