“Walk by the Sea”, Joaquin Sorolla – overview of the painting

“Walk by the Sea”, Joaquin Sorolla – overview of the painting
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  • Posted by Joaquin Sorolla
  • Museum: Museum of the Sorolla in Madrid
  • Year: 1909

Overview of the painting :

Walk by the sea – Joaquin Sorolla. Oil on canvas. 205 x 200 cm

   Joaquin Sorolla worked on this canvas in Valencia. The picture is written in the genre of impressionism and luminism.

   Summer, warm, cool evening. Two women walk before sunset along the sea coast. The artist captured his wife Clotilda and the eldest daughter Maria on the canvas. They have an excellent mood, fanned by the romance of the sea. A light breeze blows their dresses, filling them with natural freshness. Women are elegant, slender, graceful, dressed in white long dresses and elegant shoes in fashion. Maria holds a hat in her hand. She has a beautiful hairstyle, curly hair of brownish and a serious, thoughtful look. She probably thinks about some of her plans. Her mother holds a white umbrella in one hand, and the other holds a chiffon fluttering in the wind. She has a hat with lilac flowers on her head, a little covering her face, and earrings in her ears.

   The sea is depicted by long strokes of blue, blue, turquoise color. In the distance, rolling waves are visible. The sand is loose, written in yellow, brown, beige, blue and white strokes, giving the picture a special exotic. On the right side, in the sand, near Mary, a figure is depicted in the form of a human face. Perhaps this shadow of a woman or drawing drawn by children in the sand. The artist chose to keep this moment a secret. Joaquin Sorolla conveyed in his masterpiece the beauty of the relationship between man and the sea, emphasizing in detail all the important elements.

   The picture brings light, joy, peace of mind, serenity. It gives people favorable energy, positive emotions, suitable for contemplation and reflection. Art work will look great in the interior of the living room, filling the atmosphere of the house with warmth and kindness.