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Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Field in Asturias, 1903

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, The Bath, Jávea, 1905
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Sorolla was a precocious draftsman, who, at the age of fifteen, enrolled in the Academy of San Carlos in Valencia, Spain. Later, after studying in Rome and Paris, he settled in Valencia, where he developed the high-keyed painterly style for which he is famous. This style resulted from a variety of influences, including Impressionism and the work of Adolph Menzel (1815–1905) and Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848–1884). The seacoast town of Jávea, south of Valencia, provided Sorolla with the subjects for many of his paintings. Some of the most popular were scenes of children swimming. By the early years of the twentieth century, Sorolla had achieved an international reputation.



Balthus, The White Skirt, 1937

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