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The Meadows Museum is organizing a comprehensive
new exhibition, Sorolla and America, which will
More than one hundred works will be presented, including paintings, oil sketches, and drawings. A complete range of the different subjects including social themes, landscapes, beach scenes, portraits, and historical matters, will provide an understanding of Sorolla’s work. The role of key collectors and supporters, such as Archer Huntington and Thomas Fortune Ryan, will also be featured.
The exhibition includes a significant number of
works from The Hispanic Society of America, which
Guest curator Blanca Pons-Sorolla is the great-granddaughter of the artist, the author of Joaquín Sorolla (London, 2005), and the world authority for Sorolla’s works. Fully illustrated English- and Spanish-language catalogues will accompany the exhibition, with essays by nineteenth-century art experts. The catalogue will include key archival materials relating to Sorolla’s reception in America. In addition, the Museum will present a symposium on the artist featuring an international panel of scholars and researchers.
This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, The San Diego Museum of Art, and Fundación MAPFRE, and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923), Playing on the Beach, 1908, charcoal and chalk on paper. Private Collection. Photo by Joaquín Cortés
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863-1923), The White Boat, 1905. Oil on canvas. Private collection.
Joaquín SOROLLA y Bastida (1863–1923) The Blind Man of Toledo (El ciego de Toledo), 1906 Oil on canvas (óleo sobre lienzo) Museum Purchase; Meadows Foundation Funds with private donations, 03.01
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