>> Sunday, 27 February 2011
Thanks to Google I learned that today it's the 148th anniversary of Joaquín Sorolla's birth. He was a Valencian impressionist painter, a prolific one. Once, while visiting the Museo del Prado in Madrid, I asked a room guard if there was any work by this painter there. There wasn't, but the guard proved to be very friendly and talkative and she kindly gave me the address of beautiful Museo Sorolla — if you ever go to Madrid I higly recommend it to you. Below, there's the painting I loved the most. His works are exhibited in many galleries and institutions, like the Spanic Society of America (New York), and nowadays a few can be found in El Prado too.