Sorolla and Fashionby Matthew Innis |
In collaboration with the Museo Sorolla, the Museo ThyssenBornemisza is organising an exhibition on the influence of fashion in the work of Joaquín Sorolla that will run simultaneously at both museums.
Curated by Eloy Martínez de la Pera, it will include around 70 paintings loaned from museums and private collections in Spain and abroad, some never previously seen in public, together with a selection of clothing and accessories of the period. Extremely interested in fashion, Sorolla was the perfect chronicler of the changes that took place in trends and styles in clothing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His works offer an evocative catalogue of dresses, jewels and accessories, all emphasised by his loose, dynamic brushstroke.
The exhibition places particular emphasis on the magnificent female portraits that the artist executed between 1890 and 1920.