Joaquín Sorolla (1863 – 1923)

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863 – 1923), “Paseo a Orillas del Mar (Walk on the Beach)” (1909), Oil on Canvas, 205x200cm, Museo Sorolla, Madrid.

On February 27, 1863, birth of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Spanish impressionist painter. Famous for painting people and landscapes under the bright Spanish sunlight and with sunlit water. Here is Sorolla’s “Paseo a Orillas del Mar” (Walk on the Beach), painted on the beach of Valencia and depicting his wife Clotilde and daughter Maria. The effect of the breeze on the dresses gives an impression of fleeting momentary; it’s a painting like a snapshot photo. On view in Madrid’s Museo Sorolla, which was the artist’s house and studio.