How I love public service broadcasting. Just this week, one of these channels (called 3sat) made me aware of a Spanish painter, I’ve never heard of before: Joaquin Sorolla. There is an exhibition with some of his work on in Munich just now, which was why this short TV feature was broadcast in the daily show KULTURZEIT (cultur time).
I loved the one or two paintings of Sorolla shown in the news clip a lot, so I went and asked Google about this painter. Turns out, he has his own Museum in Madrid, Spain, some paintings are also shown in the Prado, but he is not as well known as he should be, in my humble opinion, outwith Spain. I just love the way, he captures sunlight. Information about the painter and his life can be found here, along with a great selection of his work. And here’s what I found at Mr.Google’s of Mr. Sorolla, that caught my immediate attention: