Sorolla and His Contemporaries
In 1890, Joaquín Sorolla went to Paris, exhibiting Sad Inheritance, Sea Wind, and four other paintings at the Exposition Universelle.
Joaquín Sorolla, Paseo a orillas del mar (Walk on the Beach)
His work made a big impression on the jury, which responded with universal enthusiasm. It was a triumph for Sorolla and for Spain. José León Pagano later said "Whoever was present would never forget it."
Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923), ¡Triste herencia! (Sad Inheritance)
There, Sorolla met many of the leading realist/impressionists painters, including John Singer Sargent, Giovanni Boldini, Peder Krøyer and Anders Zorn, with whom he had already developed a close friendship.
Giovanni Boldini, a dazzling technician himself, was fascinated by "the superb mastery of this devil of a Spaniard."
Albert Besnard commented: "There is no doubt, we are in front of a great master."
Claude Monet said: "Above all, he is joyful in light."
From Joaquin Sorolla by Blanca Pons Sorolla
Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) on Wikipedia
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I never get tired of Sorolla!
I never get tired of Sorolla!"