Friday, August 21, 2009

Joaquin Sorolla, Painter of Joy

The Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (Born February 27, 1863 Valencia, died August 10, 1923) produced a very diverse output. Bright beach scenes, warm portraits, and more that vary in subject matter and style. Yet all are suffused with a spirit that says "Life is joy!"

Here are a few samples:

The White Boat


And They Still Say Fish are Expensive!

The Actress, MarĂ­a Guerrero

Boy with a Ball

Before Bathing

and, a Self-Portrait

For a complete catalog, and to view the images at a larger size, go to: Joaquin Sorolla y


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