LONDON. “Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light” 18 March – 7 July 2019. The National Gallery.

The first UK exhibition of Spain’s Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century.

Known as the ‘master of light’ for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s (1863–1923) paintings outside Spain.

From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition features 58 works spanning Sorolla’s career – many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery and the National Gallery of Ireland, in collaboration with Museo Sorolla. (The national gallery press-release)

The National Gallery. Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN

Image: ‘A Rose Bush at Sorolla’s House’. 1918–19. This rose bush, covering the facade of Sorolla’s family house in Madrid, had a special significance for his family. According to Sorolla’s children, when their father died the rosebush became ill and, after the death of Clotilde, it withered away. © Museo Sorolla, Madrid