DUBLIN. “Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light” 10 August – 3 November 2019. National Gallery of Ireland.

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)

National Gallery of Ireland. Merrion Square West. Dublin 2, Ireland


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