Old house studio of the painter Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) that houses costumbrista paintings of the painter. The Sorolla Museum and the Sorolla Museum Foundation present the temporary exhibition Sorolla. Origins. The exhibition explores, for the first time, the path that led the Valencian Joaquín Sorolla Bastida to become the most successful national and international painter of Spain between centuries, in the immortal painter of light and the Mediterranean that continues today to captivate the public that contemplates his painting. A necessary exhibition, which sheds light and truth about the beginnings of the painter in his native Valencia, about his training in the Schools of Artisans and in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos, which tells us about a young man who combines drawing classes with work in the locksmith workshop of his uncle José and who is making his way to success with work and a lot of effort.
Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia, where it will later be exhibited. Sorolla. Orígenes opens the cultural program of the commemoration of the centenary of the death of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida that will be held throughout 2023 and 2024. The exhibition has been curated by the curator of the Sorolla Museum Luis Alberto Pérez Velarde, who has carried out a meticulous research work to illuminate the initial moments of the painter’s life. Sorolla. Origen ends where the career we all know about him begins. He reveals a “Sorolla before Sorolla”. It is therefore a very novel exhibition, in which most of the works are unpublished for the public and which incorporates a new painting to the painter’s catalogue raisonné. An exhibition that will allow us to deepen, a little more, in the knowledge of the great Valencian painter in the year in which his first centenary is commemorated.