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Sorolla y la Moda (Sorolla and Fashion)

Start Date 13 February 2018
End Date 27 May 2018
Venue Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Location Madrid, Spain
Curator Eloy Martínez de la Pera
Exhibition display of dressed mannequin beside a hanging portrait

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum organizes, in collaboration with the Sorolla Museum, an exhibition that analyzes the influence of fashion on the work of Joaquín Sorolla that can be seen simultaneously in both venues.

Curated by Eloy Martínez de la Pera, the exhibition brings together around seventy paintings, from museums and private national and international collections, some of them never publicly exhibited, along with a selection of accessories and dresses from the time.

A great lover of fashion, Sorolla is the perfect chronicler of the changes in clothing trends and style in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His works bring together an evocative catalog of dresses, jewelry and accessories, enhanced by his loose and vigorous line. The exhibition pays special attention to the magnificent female portraits that the painter made between the 1890s and 1920s.

Images credit WSI Magazine