A Visit to the Sorolla Museum in Madrid

In The Viscount’s Daughter, Kristijan takes Betsey to the restored home of Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla, a resident of Madrid.  On my own trip to Spain last year, I was knocked off my feet by the serene beauty of this home and its gardens, which is smack dab in the middle of a busy business neighborhood, surrounded by a sunny yellow wall.

Sorolla was best known for his masterful control of light, especially in his series of beach paintings. Every museum in Madrid seems to have works by Sorolla, but his most famous works are all kept at the house.

 

 

Amazing, right?

If you ever have an opportunity to travel to Madrid, I really urge you not to skip this little museum. It’s a gem!  You can learn more about Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida and see more of his beautiful work on his Wiki page.

Have a great weekend, guys! There are supposed to be wild thunderstorms in New York City. I can’t wait.

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