Sorolla and fashion in two museums

By | 26 January, 2018 | 0 comments

One of the most beautiful yet not massively visited museums in Madrid is the Sorolla Museum, where the Valencia-born artist lived and took care of his gardens with the same dedication as he painted his works of art with. Also in love with fashion, Sorolla was an observer of how people from his time dressed, so much so that the Sorolla and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums are organising a joint exhibition on this aspect of the artist, which you will be able to visit in either museum.

Seventy paintings accompanied by complements and dresses from back in the day integrate the exhibition, which can be seen from two different angles: The first, from a mere artistic point of view and the other to discover the fashion of the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. You can admire his works from February 13 until May 27 in both museums, each of them exhibiting different items, for which we recommend that you visit both of them.

As well as the costumes, the exhibition focuses on one of Sorolla’s strongest points: portraits. Painted between 1890 and 1920, without having done so intentionally these are an excellent witness of the trends of the time, like the section “Elegant summer” in the Thyssen-Bornemisza, which shows the discovery of beaches as a space for therapy and leisure. The beaches of Zarautz, San Sebastián and Santander were the first ones that people went to for a swim, dressed in their best costumes. You can see this in the paintings Clotilde at the Beach and Under the Parasol.

If you would still like to expand your knowledge of the fashion world, remember to visit the Costume Museum. As well as its rich permanent collection, until February 18 you can see the temporary exhibition dedicated to Pedro Rovira. From haute couture to prêt-à-porter.

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Categories: Madrid Cultura, Madrid Ocio