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Painter of Sunlight: Joaquin Sorolla Gail Turner Tuesday 09 July 2019

Please note that the next lecture has been changed from the original on our programme - it should be a very interesting lecture!

Sorolla (1863-1923) was a highly successful artist of international renown in his lifetime, but outside Spain and the United States he is largely forgotten today. While Sorolla admired the great Spanish traditions of Velázquez and Goya, his delightful paintings of women and children at the seaside, landscapes and the great series depicting the regions of Spain, are full of sunlight and optimism.


Indeed it was an amazing lecture on a wonderful Spanish artist who painted sunlight and natural people and scenery. Unfortunately the exhibition at the National Gallery had closed the previous weekend but Gail Turner introduced the works of Sorolla to many in the audience who thoroughly enjoyed this little known Spanish artist.