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Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923) was the leading Spanish painter of his day, world-famous when Picasso was still struggling. This sumptuously illustrated book traces Sorolla’s career at home and abroad, focusing on more than 60 canvases: portraits, landscapes, bathers and seascapes for which he is most famous. His monumental early works established the artist’s reputation as an unflinching social realist, depicting peasants, fishermen, prostitutes and sail-makers. Rarely had Impressionist technique been turned to such provocative ends. He found a wealthy clientele toward the turn of the century, and his focus turned to sun-drenched scenes of leisure and elegant sociability: beautiful women stroll in fashionable resorts and children gambol on the seashore.
Here, leading scholars offer a contemporary assessment of his career and explore Sorolla’s relations with the most famous bravura painters of the day, including John Singer Sargent and the Swedish artist Anders Zorn. An illustrated chronology by Blanca Pons Sorolla, the artist’s great-granddaughter, provides additional information.
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Item Code SORSMH Publisher Yale University Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781857096422 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 10x11 # Pages 264pg Color Full Color