‘Summer’ with Sorolla on the New York beach

Away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, The historic Parrish Museum on Long IslandIt was founded at the end of the 19th century. A similar landscape, close to the sea, surrounded by a green plain Joaquin Sorolla used to paint most of his canvases. Some have been on display in the four rooms of the Perrish Art Museum since last Sunday. ‘In the Light of the Garden’ exhibition It brought together two of the most influential Spanish artists in the United States. One is Sorolla, whose success is closely linked to the Hispanic Society of American, and the other Stephen VincentA man from Segovia who participated in abstract expressionism in New York in the 1950s.

The show reflects on these two artists in their garden. In the case of Sorolla, the exhibition displays canvases from the Madrid parterre, currently the Sorolla House-Museum, and in the case of Vicente, the canvases show the garden where he grew the canvases in his Bridgehampton home on Long Island.

‘Summer’ with Sorolla on the New York beach.


Part of the New York School, Segovian joined a tradition that emerged at the end of the 19th century, where some artists created their gardens and made them their main source of inspiration. The greatest representative of this tradition in Spain was Joaquín Sorolla. forest-based picture selection He said he grew up in his home in Madrid. The exhibition includes 73 works on loan from the Thyssen Museum in Malaga, the Sorolla Museum in Madrid and the Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art in Segovia.

The Valencian’s canvases are dated between 1916 and 1919, that is, they were painted shortly before he died, while Vicente is dated between 1985 and 2000. “For Sorolla, his garden was a reflection of his own work‘, explains the American museum.

Esteban Vicente fled to the USA After the outbreak of the Civil War, there was a productive career This caused him to be recognized in all art circles. It was exhibited again in Spain after Franco’s death, but his works were not well known. He had a retrospective exhibition at the Reina Sofia Museum and was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Alfonso X el Sabio in 1999.

Sorolla and Esteban Vicente in their own garden. carla melchor


The first of the exhibition halls compares the works of both artists with the canvases that record their works. color and shape research. A second room showcases photographs of how these artists worked in the garden. The last room shows the gardens of other artists from the Parrish Museum of Art, such as Fairfields Porter or William Merritt Chase, Sorolla’s friend. Many of the paintings on display on Long Island could be seen at the Bancaja Foundation a few years ago. .

This won’t be the only time that the Sorolla surname will make an impact on the American exhibition agenda. still left An exhibition of works from private collections awaitsjust as this newspaper announced on the occasion of the Year of Sorolla to be held in 2023. The Hispanic Society, the institution that commissioned Visions of Spain from Valencians, will loan some of his works to the Sorolla Museum. The great exhibition is being prepared for the centennial celebration.

For now, the only officially approved Year of Sorolla exhibition is the immersive exhibition available at the Ciutat de les Arts y de les Ciències, as announced by Levante-EMV. ‘Sorolla of Light’ to open at the Royal Palace in Madrid in February 2023 and will arrive in Valencia from June. The sample will include one hundred digitized works of Valencia.

The curator will be in charge of Consuelo Luca de Tena, former director of the Sorolla Museum, and Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the painter’s granddaughter and expert in her work. Karmachina studio will be responsible for managing and producing multimedia content under the supervision of Gianfranco Iannuzzi, a pioneer in the realization of immersive experiences, whose work is now available internationally from New York to Tokyo.

As the Year of Sorolla will have a national dimension, the exhibition will also tour other Spanish cities after it opens to the public.

Source: Informacion

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