The plan of my most recent trip to New York had a date with Joaquin Sorolla.
When in 2009 the impressive collection of paintings by Joaquin Sorolla was exhibited in the Prado Museum in Madrid, I had not the chance to visit it.
It was one of the exhibition’s most successful public has had in recent years in Madrid institution, and was well received in its passage through various museums in Valencia, Barcelona, Seville and Bilbao, so I did not want to waste my trip United States for the spectacular paintings by Sorolla in its original location.
Sorolla in Hispanic Society of America
The 14 huge canvases that make up the collection Regions Spain, Sorolla preferred to call Vision of Spain, you can see them in a museum in New York.
In particular, the Hispanic Society of America, founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington , a scholar and philanthropist fascinated since childhood by the Spanish culture.
In late 2011 he commissioned Sorolla this enormous work intended to decorate them that the great library of the institution.
In these paintings the great Valencian popular artist presents scenes set in most Spanish regions, and then represent the view Sorolla had in our country.
It was in 1919 soon ended this magnificent work, and what it was supposed to be a single mural 60 feet long, was finally captured in 14 huge canvases.
Sorolla Paintings in New York
I advance to go to see the paintings of Sorolla in New York requires effort, as the seat of the Hispanic Society is not in the tourist area of New York.
To see these works you must go to the northernmost district of Broadway, on the island of Manhattan, in particular, near the metro station 157th Street Line 1.
Yes, certainly when you enter the museum you may find yourself almost alone, the opposite of the huge influx of visitors who will accompany him on the visit of the exhibitions cited Spain this collection of Sorolla.
Of course, the cyclorama of the greatest interest focuses Sorolla Museum. The 14 paintings you will see them displayed in a huge hall designed specifically to display the works.
Sure you take your time to enjoy the many details of this beautiful work of Sorolla, which no longer show all the topics of a century Spain.