No other Spanish painter of his time, reached international fame and prestige as Sorolla. His energetic and loose brushwork was highly appreciated in the cities of Madrid, Paris, London, Rome, New York and Chicago. But the road to fame of Sorolla was not at all easy. He lost his parents when he was two years old, and were it not for his enormous talent, he would have been a simple and honorable locksmith. Such was the profession of the husband of Sorolla’s aunt who took him in and raised him.
Later, his first works as a painter did not fit with the prevailing artistic currents. Therefore, he experienced the hardship and deprivations that Goya suffered when he first arrived in Madrid. However, thanks to the social relations of his friend Aurelian Beruete, a refined artist and aristocrat, the fate of Sorolla changed and soon the provincial young man became a much sought after portraitist of the Madrid aristocracy. Thus, his portraits of the most important public characters of that historical period. Sorolla’s growth as an artist was made possible by his travels through Italy and France. He crowned his career with succesful exhibits in New York and Chicago.
Madrid Museum Tours will take you through the different rooms and lounges of this captivating Museum. We will reveal to our clientes the secrets of the different stages of the artistic career of Sorolla. The different works of the painter will be placed in their appropiate familiar and social context, so that the larger than life dimension of Sorolla as an artist becomes humanized and comprehensive.
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