Sorolla and Fashion - the exhibition catalogue from Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Sorolla and Fashion

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A handsome book all about the presence of fashion in the work of Joaquín Sorolla

Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla was a keen observer of the life and styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sorolla was fascinated by fashion, and the way women presented themselves at the seaside, in their homes, in cafes and on city streets; his letters home to his wife from his sojourns in Paris report on new trends and the dresses he was going to bring home for her and his daughters.

Sorolla's interest in fashion is obvious in his work, even when it is not ostensibly his subject; the women who appear in his canvases—bathed in flickering light and registered in loose, dynamic brushstrokes—present an evocative catalogue of the day's trends in dress, jewellery and accessories. 

Lavishly produced and richly illustrated, Sorolla and Fashion brings together paintings by the artist and a selection of related clothing from the period. Including works drawn from public and private collections in Spain and abroad, this volume focuses on the female portraits that the artist executed between 1890 and 1920—from intimate pictures of his family to more formal portrait commissions.

  • Author: Eloy Martínez de la Pera
  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Date published: July 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-8417173128
  • Product Dimensions: 32.0 x 24.0 cm

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