Joaquin Sorolla: Sorolla and Fashion
Artist(s): Joaquin Sorolla
Author(s): Eloy Martinez de la Pera & Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carriere
Year published: 2018
Publisher: Fundacion Coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza
Publisher Location: Madrid
Total Pages: 220
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
Published to accompany the exhibition at the Museo Sorolla in Madrid, this catalogue analyzes the presence of fashion in the work of Joaquín Sorolla.
The Sorolla and Fashion Exhibition, organized in collaboration between the Museo Sorolla and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, focuses on the influence of fashion in the work of Joaquín Sorolla. Curated by Eloy Martínez de la Pera, it presents paintings loaned from museums and private collections in Spain and abroad, together with a selection of clothing and accessories of the period. Extremely interested in fashion, Sorolla was the perfect chronicler of the trends and style changes that took place in clothing throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His works offer an evocative catalogue of dresses, jewels and accessories, all emphasized by his loose, dynamic brushstroke. The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue places particular emphasis on the magnificent female portraits that the artist executed between 1890 and 1920.