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Prado Opens Most Important Retrospective Ever Devoted to the Work of Joaquín Sorolla

May 26, 2009

 

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Queen Sofia, together with the president of the Valencian Generalitat, Francisco Camps (2l), observe one of the works of art during the Joaquín Sorolla exhibition which was officialy inaugurated today at the Museo del Prado. Photo: EFE/Zipi.

 MADRID.- This May, the Museo del Prado is presenting the largest and most important retrospective ever to be devoted to the work of Joaquín Sorolla, the most internationally celebrated Spanish painter of the XIX century. The exhibition includes more than 100 paintings by the artist and will offer a comprehensive overview of his finest works, among them all of his great masterpieces. They include the group of panels entitled Visions of Spain, painted for the Hispanic Society of America and brought to Spain by Bancaja in 2007. This exceptional exhibition has benefited from the sponsorship of Bancaja, who in addition to their significant undertaking as organising body of the exhibition “Sorolla. Vision of Spain” that was shown to great acclaim in various Spanish cities, has now made a further contribution in the form of their collaboration with this major exhibition project at the Prado.…More

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