“Boat lunch,” Joaquin Sorolla – overview of the painting
- Posted by Joaquin Sorolla
- Museum: Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando
- Year: 1898
Overview of the painting :
Lunch on the boat – Joaquin Sorolla. Oil on canvas. 180 x 250 cm
The artist Joaquin Sorolla vividly and talentedly depicted the painting “Lunch in a boat.”! It is written in the genre of impressionism and realism.
The picture shows a small artel of fishermen with children. They rest and have lunch on a hot day at sea in a awning boat covered by the sun. The artist created this work after eight years of work in Valencia, where he had many friends and acquaintances of fishermen. He admired their activities, painted their portraits, families and stories from life. This work was recognized as one of the best in its individual creative genre. Joaquin Sorolla was awarded an honorary award for her. In the future, it was sold for a lot of money and became the most famous and expensive picture in Spain.
The master of the brush conveyed in her a simple fishing life and love for the sea. The picture is written brightly, colorfully, optimistically. Children and adults eat fried fish and potatoes from bowls. They brought lunch from the shore to eat on the way and gain strength for further swimming. Boys eat food with pleasure, talking among themselves. Father holds a small child on his lap, he took him with him to the sea so that the baby sees the world around him.
The painting was written in Andalusia, where the artist had a lot of emotional impressions, sensations, experiences. He worked in open spaces, wrote from nature and by design. This artistic masterpiece is permeated with the colors of impressionism. It combines all the shades of light, air, dreams. The life of the fishermen fascinated him. And he expressed all the most interesting and exciting moments of their life in his artistic work.
Work brings light and peace of mind. She gives good and joy, teaches loves the world, fosters feelings of love for people. She will look great in the living room, children’s room, interior of the workroom.