It was love at first sight when I discovered the paintings of Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923). Known as “the painter of light,” his seascapes and beach scenes are drenched in a warm, buttery light, and swim with dazzling swirls of color.
They evoke a dynamic sense of playfulness, as if capturing fleeting moments of the here and now, brief snapshots frozen in time.
They reveal a deep love of nature and the simple pleasures of life. Sorolla was a family man and many of his paintings feature children at play, mothers with flowing skirts, young women with veils and parasols.
As I enter each painting and let it wash over me, all that luscious light and sensuous movement thrills me, and I feel bathed in bliss
I couldn’t help sharing some of my favorites with you. Enjoy!