Intimate Sorolla. Sketches of Spain view is a sample of 32 drawings, gouaches (gouache or watercolor opaques) and unpublished studies of the Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla exhibiting at the Bancaja Cultural Centre in Valencia thanks to the collaboration between the Generalitat Valenciana, Bancaja Foundation and the Hispanic Society of America.
This exhibition is considered the first step to fourteen panels of his Vision of Spain series that the artist painted for the library of the Hispanic Society of America in New York. Thus, Sorolla travelled throughout the Spanish geography capturing in his work the light, colors, customs, traditions and folklore of the different Spanish regions which was reflected in the collection who enjoyed all the Valencians and visitors in 2007 at the cultural centre of Bancaja.
The selection of sketches are shown for the first time to the public and are owned by the Hispanic Society of America. The exhibition will include a sketch of the Palmeral of Elche in the collection of the Bancaja Foundation, photographs from the Museo Sorolla, texts and an audiovisual presentation on the process of restoration of the sketches made by the team of IVC & CulturArts.
Centre Cultural Fundació Bancaixa Valencia
From 13 February 2015 to Saturday, October 31, 2015
Pl. Tetuán, 23-46003 Valencia. Tel. 96 064 58 40; 96 387 55 78 fax
From 9 to 14 and from 16 to 21 hours. From Monday to Saturday.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 to 14 and from 17 to 21 hours. Admission: 2 euros.<br>Sundays, from 10 am to 2 pm. Free entrance.