Text by Manuel Vicent
24 x 28 cm. Hardcover
Languages: Spanish + English
Sorolla and the Sea brings together 24 works by Joaquín Sorolla, accompanied by a text by Manuel Vicent, which make up a gleaming portrait of the Mediterranean sea, as present in the painter’s oeuvre as the eternal longing for one’s childhood. A sea that evokes play, freedom and pleasure, but also bears witness to the struggle for survival: golden oxen in the middle of the waves pulling the fishing boats, drenched sailors carrying fish crates amid the swell, fishmongers waiting on the beach with their baskets held against their hips and mustard-coloured latin-rigs of boats pulling their nets in pairs.
Sorolla and the Sea is a pleasure for the senses. A book to enjoy and gift. A homage to the sea, to its light and colours, but also to the passions and struggles of the sea men and women. A little gem dedicated to Sorolla.
Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) is one of the most widely recognised Spanish Painters. He excelled in portraiture, landscape and painting of historical and social themes. His best known work is characterised by a skilled representation of people and landscapes under the bright sun of his homeland.