Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin

Joaquin Sorolla Sunshine & Shadow 2010 Wall Calendar

Valencian Fishermen, 65 x 85 cm

The Spanish painter Sorolla was a master who often exploited the compositional possibilities of fishermen and their boats in the surf. The eye of the viewer is led on an interesting path of alternating shadow and highlight, from the lower left to the upper right of the scene. The shadow of the figure on the left, and the arm of the figure in the boat connect the subjects to the frame, which completes the circuit.

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