A beautifully illustrated introduction to one of Spain's foremost painters
Celebrated as a painter of light and hailed as a "modern of the moderns" by famed collector Duncan Phillips, Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) was one of the most successful artists of his time. This bright and colorful monograph reproduces 60 of the artist's key paintings, all of which attest to Sorolla's ravishing ability to capture the way light acts on a variety of surfaces, such as textiles, architecture, plants, the ocean and naked skin.
Spending his early years in his native Valencia, Madrid and Rome, Sorolla soon garnered the recognition of artists of similar merit such as John Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn. However, wider success would elude Sorolla until acclaimed exhibitions in London, New York and Chicago, held between 1908 and 1911. This addition to Polígrafa's Modern Masters
series is an affordably priced and essential introduction to the brilliant work of one of Spain's greatest painters.