New Sorolla Exhibition
Following the success of the Sorolla exhibition at the Prado around 50 of the works have now been put together in an exhibition at the Bancaja Cultural Centre in Sorolla’s home town of Valencia which lasts until 10th January .
Further information about the exhibition (in Spanish) can be found here
And the background press release (in English) can be seen here
Sadly, the exhibition only contains about 50 paintings (as opposed to the 100 at the Prado) and appears quite focused on the Hispanic Society’s Visions of Spain panels which, personally, I do not feel radiate quite the light of some of his smaller works. particularly his beach scenes.
But that is only my personal opinion and if you are in or near Valencia then I would certainly recommend a visit – the Panels are still staggering pieces of art – the idea of painting on such a vast scale with a team of models and still getting such an overall feel for the various regions of Spain is pretty impressive in itself – and I do love some of the Panels – the Tuna Catch and the Palm Grove for example are both wonderful paintings.
To view my posts on the Sorolla exhibition in Madrid follow the link on the right side.