Sorolla: The Masterworks

Sorolla: The Masterworks

  • Publish Date: 2012-10-02
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Blanca Pons-Sorolla
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A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaqun Sorolla. Often compared to his contemporary, the American artist John Singer Sargent, Joaqun Sorolla (18631923) was a master draftsman and painter of landscapes, formal portraits, and monumental, historically themed canvases. Highly influenced by French Impressionism, the Valencian artist was a master plein-air painter known for his luminous seaside scenes of frolicking youths and for vivid depictions of Spanish rural life and its pleasures and customs. This beautifully designed and produced volume brings together one hundred of Sorollas major paintings, selected by his great-granddaughter Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the foremost authority on the artist. Benefiting from close proximity to the artist and his personal archives, she presents an in-depth essay that explores Sorollas life, work, and remarkable international legacy. With virtually all of the artists previous publications now out of print, this much-anticipated volume is an important addition to the literature on this great Spanish master.

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