Sorolla and his contemporaries
From 18 June to 11 October 2009
A collection of oil paintings by Joaquín Sorolla Bastida and other artists who were part of a Spanish art movement at the turn of the century.
In Valencia, Luminism tried to capture and represent the light and colours of the Mediterranean. Joaquín Sorolla was the utmost exponent of this movement. The work of Joaquín Sorolla was animated by the townsfolk, their work and pastimes, and the landscapes, dominated by the light and its effect on them.
Among Sorolla’s contemporaries were notably Gonzalo Bilbao, Santiago Rusiñol and Ignacio Zuloaga, and other younger painters, trained at the Valencian school and Sorolla’s workshop in Madrid, such as José Mongrell, Julio Vila Prades, Manuel Benedito and Francisco Pons Arnau.