Sorolla!












A real treat this post! Recently came across great photos of Sorolla's murals at the Hispanic Society of America in New York City. Sorolla was commissioned by Archer M. Huntington in 1911 to paint 14 large scale (twelve to fourteen feet tall) paintings to be installed at the Society. It took Sorolla 8 exhausting years to complete the monumental project.

The last image is a nice detail shot to show the brushwork Sorolla was working with. That's a very small detail from the painting above it. Wow! Here are a few more links to galleries containing hi resolution shots of these paintings: 1 2 3 4

Other top notch inspirational galleries and websites:

take care,
-francis


12 comments:

peter carlson said...

This post just melted my brain. Im gonna have to go on a walk and come back to this just to comprehend it.
A true master.

Del Rey said...

Yeah..this is pretty amazing..thanks!

Giovanni Pasini said...

thanks Francis..
i really appreciated!

Erin McGuire said...

Beautiful. I remember doing a Sorolla mastercopy at school and realizing I knew nothing about color. It's always nice to have a reminder ;)

bhanu pratap said...

Is the artwork/mural still on view in NY city??
Beautiful stuff.

Daniel C said...

Haha, thanks so much for these pics and links. I don't know where you find this stuff, but I'm grateful for it.

Just bring me nourishment and I could live in these museums.
Is it just me or does the detail at the very end of the post loo very reminiscent of Scott Burdick's work?

God, I love those guys.

Evan said...

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Marcelo Vignali said...

Thanks for posting these and the links.

Francis Vallejo said...

Glad everyone diggs the post!!

Bhanu: I do believe it is still on view!

Daniel: It does feel similar. I'm thinking of a piece Scott painted of an African boy or girl, you're right!

Evan: o yeah, I drew those hands for the shirt. Me and the designer go way back.

Kenny said...

thanks a lot buddy! fan of your work and really appreciate the links, keep it uupppppp

Pablo Hernández Delgado said...

+ Gran pintor español, he tenido la ocasión de admirar varias veces su obra, el amo de la luz sin duda...

un saludo!

Susan said...

These are a nice designs. I like the collections.