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Academia Del Natural (Academic study from life) is a study on anatomy made by the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. In the first decade of the 20th-century, Sorolla was remembered as one of the most curious and interesting names in Modern painting. His beach pictures, which showed Valencian daily life with such fidelity and expressiveness, were already being sold on significant sums. However, before he had reached that specific manner, Sorolla became financially stable by selling works that were related to Academic subjects. La Academia Del Natural (Academic study from life) documents the painter's progress and studies and is a very detailed piece on the male human body.
Sorolla and his sister, Concha, were orphaned at a very early age. Their parents were frame-makers, and as such, it was expected that he became an artisan a well. He had studied in a school of artisans, but noticing his predilection for drawing, his uncle encouraged him to take an artistic path. Another fundamental factor was his relationship with Antonio Garcia, a local photographer who employed Sorolla when he was in his teens. He experimented briefly with photography, learning the chemical processes and developing a compositional sense that is very similar to the photographs of that period. Sorolla later married Garcia's daughter and always kept what he learned with his father-in-law.
Sorolla had an initial notion of art, and the Escuela de Bellas Artes gave him the necessary drawing techniques. He applied himself and eventually began to gain local notoriety to participate in art contests. With time, he ended up studying in the Spanish Academy in Rome, where he learned Academic painting techniques. He entered the institution through a grant, and the teachings of masters such as Francisco Pradilla Ortiz can be felt in his works from these years.
Academia Del Natural is an oil painting by Joaquín Sorolla. It was probably based on preliminary sketches and studies and a real-life model in class, as usual in Academic education. Here the viewer can see all the virtuosity that Sorolla had with anatomy, a constant that runs through even his later works. There is a man sitting over his legs, facing the far-right background. We can see his profile, and his head is looking down. The background was done with a beige/white hue, and the details of muscle, volume, and skin were perfectly painted.
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