SOROLLA'S LIGHT RETURNS TO VALENCIA
48 paintings showing the radiant power of the city will be on display until 10 January 2010.
The Valencian painter Joaquin Sorolla's most ambitious project was commissioned by the Hispanic Society of America in 1904. The artist was asked to show the customs, festivities and traditions of Spain's different regions, expressed in 14 large works.
On this occasion, the exhibition is made up of these 14 works of art and 34 more, all belonging to the Hispanic Society of New York and many of which have never been seen before in Valencia. They will be on display on the walls of the Centro Cultural Bancaja until 10 January 2010. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy previously unseen works and paintings representing Valencian beaches and Spanish traditions.
The exhibition has toured across the whole of Spain with great success, displaying the paintings in cities such as Seville, Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid. The tour finishes in Valencia, meaning that Sorolla's work can bid farewell to his native land before it returns to New York.