Sorolla and the Paris Years

Exhibition from July 14 to November 6, 2016

In 1906, Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla exhibited for the first time at the galerie Georges Petit in Paris, one of the main impressionist galleries. The exhibition was a resounding success and helped establish Sorolla’s international reputation. His masterful rendering of light effects led critics to view Sorolla as an impressionist painter.

The exhibition “Sorolla and the Paris Years” demonstrates how he created a surprising, innovatory style in late 19th-century Paris. The musée des impressionnismes Giverny brings together around 100 paintings, including 50 oil sketches featuring landscapes, portraits and beach scenes, subjects for which he became famous.

Discover the video of the exhibition (only in French)

We are grateful to the Conseil départemental de l'Eure for this video and especially to Fabien Anquetin.

Blanca Pons-Sorolla, great-granddaughter of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida and independent researcher of the artist’s oeuvre.
María López Fernández, Ph. D. - Art History.

Exhibition organized in collaboration with the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich and the Museo Sorolla in Madrid


This exhibition is part of the Festival Normandie Impressionniste 2016

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The exhibition has been painted using colours
by craftsmen in paint and wallpaper, Farrow & Ball


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