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Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections

painting by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Thu Oct 5

Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections

painting by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Thu Oct 5

Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections

Complimentary for Global Forum Members

Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT
Fees: Free

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painting by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

Spanish Valencian painter Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida is one of the great painters of light, described by one critic as “the painter of vibrating sunshine without equal.” His influence on other Spanish painters is known as “sorollista.” Sorolla’s masterpiece paintings and murals, executed with unmistakable energetic brushstrokes, addressed not only the beauty of Spain but also historical and social themes. His portrayal of children afflicted by Valencia’s polio epidemic, called “Sad Inheritance,” earned him his greatest official recognition: the Grand Prix and a medal of honor at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris and a medal of honor at the 1901 National Exhibition in Madrid. Global Forum members are invited for an exclusive first look at the Meadows Museum’s Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections curated by renowned scholar Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the artist’s great-granddaughter. The exhibit features works from never-before-seen private collections.

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    Spanish Valencian painter Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida is one of the great painters of light, described by one critic as “the painter of vibrating sunshine without equal.” His influence on other Spanish painters is known as “sorollista.” Sorolla’s masterpiece paintings and murals, executed with unmistakable energetic brushstrokes, addressed not only the beauty of Spain but also historical and social themes. His portrayal of children afflicted by Valencia’s polio epidemic, called “Sad Inheritance,” earned him his greatest official recognition: the Grand Prix and a medal of honor at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris and a medal of honor at the 1901 National Exhibition in Madrid. Global Forum members are invited for an exclusive first look at the Meadows Museum’s Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections curated by renowned scholar Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the artist’s great-granddaughter. The exhibit features works from never-before-seen private collections.