Sorolla, the Painter of Valencia
5,00€ – 32,00€
A guided walking tour through the Valencia of Joaquín Sorolla, through the places that marked his life and inspired his work. A route to learn to look at Valencia through his eyes.
Fechas: The first Sunday of the month | You can also book a private tour for the date you prefer.
Idiomas: Spanish or English. Consult for routes in other languages by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next dates of scheduled visits in 2023:
- Sunday 04 June at 10:30 a.m
- Sunday 02 July at 10:30 a.m
- Sunday 06 August at 10:30 a.m
- Sunday 03 September at 10:30 a.m
- Sunday 01 October at 11:00 a.m
- Sunday 05 November at 11:00 a.m
- Sunday 03 December at 11:00 a.m
You can also book a private tour for the date you prefer.
"My painting is the beach of Valencia and the blessed sun that every day I love more". (Joaquín Sorolla)
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, the most famous and international Valencian artist, was born on February 27, 1863, in a house on Calle de las Mantas. His personal and professional connection with the city would be a constant throughout his life and would determine the most characteristic features of his work.
The most recognized style of the painter, the luminosity and colors of the Mediterranean, the daily scenes on Levantine beaches or the portraits of his family are the reflection of the artist's passion for this land. Sorolla is, without a doubt, the painter of Valencia and its light.
This cultural route values Sorolla's relationship with his city through a tour of the places in the historic center that marked his life. We will walk through his biography as a painter who worked and was inspired by Valencia, but also as a son, nephew, husband and father. In this way, we will get closer to the most personal facet of him, to the places he liked to go.
The guided tour ends at the Museum of Fine Arts to learn about and comment on Sorolla's work that is preserved in Valencia, in the new exhibition dedicated to it at this Museum.
Joaquín Sorolla was the first Spanish painter to achieve fame on both sides of the Atlantic during his lifetime, becoming the pioneer of a list that would later be completed by illustrious names in our art such as Picasso, Miró and Dalí. However, his figure has not always been fairly valued within our borders or even in his own homeland, which inspired his work in such a special way.
While Joaquín Sorolla's footprints guide our steps, we will learn to look at the city through the eyes of the painter, the painter from Valencia.