Joaquín Sorolla
(Valencia 1863- Cercedilla 1923)

Oil on cartboard

Valencian painter categorized as an impressionist, although his work can be defined as well as belonging to the “Luminista” school.
Known by his everyday scenes and landscapes, he reflects with great skill the light and color of the Mediterranean. His brush stroke is vibrant and his palette vigorous.
He is known as well for his portraits, his social protest paintings and genre scenes. His artworks can be seen in the world’s most important museums.
In this landscape sketch, by removing the varnish that covered the painting we have been able to recover the typical Sorolla’s brush stroke and the painter’s characteristic colors in blue and green hues. In this piece we notice a loose but material brush stroke.