PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR
But what is perhaps the greatest feat of this work is its ability to immerse the viewer fully in the scene. We are not mere outsiders; rather, we participate in the warmth, sensuality and laughter and share the sentiments that Sorolla experienced whilst painting it. This impression is rooted in Sorolla’s decision to paint en plein air. The ambience and immediacy are not lost through the process of developing a photograph to be later reimagined in the artist’s studio: they are captured in that very instant. This ability to create a snapshot in time and capture the immediacy of his subjects was to become a trademark of Sorolla’s work.
Though on the surface only one scene is depicted, Sorolla’s grouping of the figures divides the scene in two. This creates the sense that the painting actually provides multiple facets of Valencian life which coexist with one another and heightens the sense that the viewer is a part of the scene. We therefore gather a broader image of Valencian life.
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.