Letters by Sorolla. Drawings, studies and sketches
From 4/29/11 to 6/3/11
Location: Museum of Ceuta
The Museum of Ceuta presents a selection of letters of correspondence written by the painter Joaquin Sorolla Bastida (1863-1923) to his friend Pedro Gil Moreno de Mora (1860-1930) between 1886 and 1920. The letters form part of a collection acquired by the Consortium of Museums of the Valencian Community in 2006.
The twenty-two letters which have been selected contain drawings, sketches and studies of some of his masterpieces, such as Triste Herencia (1899) and Sol de Tarde (1904). The exhibition includes reproductions of the paintings mentioned in the letters.
In addition to details on Sorolla’s creative process, the letters refer to some of the topics which were discussed in the late 19th/early 20th century, and thus form part of the heritage of the past for the benefit of the present generations.
The letters written by Sorolla often allude to images, just as these pictures refer to the letters to better understand the correspondence. The selection of letters allows visitors to learn about the work of the Valencian artist and get a glimpse of his life through his writings.