Sorolla's Garden Paintings - Perspectives No. 457
Sorolla's Garden Paintings
Still armchair traveling only and anxiously awaiting spring, we decided to visit the garden paintings of Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), in the hopes of one day visiting in person his home, studio and garden in Madrid.
The home surrounds an open-air patio, allowing light to enter throughout. It has an Andalusian garden, which takes inspiration from the gardens of the Alcazar of Seville (where Sorolla painted often). Sorolla also returned to his home city of Valencia every summer, painting the intense light and ocean horizons of the coast. His love of gardens from Valencia, Seville, Madrid and even from his studies in Rome and Paris can be seen throughout his oeuvre. He painted the dappled light of the gardens he designed in Madrid en plein air, often painting his family within the blooming plants. For information on tickets, hours and location for the Museo Sorolla, visit: https://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/msorolla/en/visita/informacion-general/individual.html
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