Escena de playa

Joaquín Sorolla1899

Institut Valencià d'Art Modern

Institut Valencià d'Art Modern

This work by Joaquín Sorolla displays one of the most recurrent themes in his artistic oeuvre: maritime scenes on the light-bathed beaches of Valencia. In Escena de playa, we see a man at sunset driving two oxen, which are dragging a boat from the sea, while a woman gazes at the contents of the basket. The composition is balanced, despite the density and speed with which the brushstrokes were made, communicating a humid atmosphere, in which the reflections of light give solidity to the figures in an innovative fashion.

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  • Title: Escena de playa
  • Creator: Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida
  • Date Created: 1899
  • Physical Dimensions: w244 x h143 cm
  • Credit Line: IVAM, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Generalitat.
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on panel