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El Bano del Caballo (The Horse's Bath) is an impressive oil on canvas by Joaquin Sorolla. He is a remarkable case of Modern art and a revitalization of the Spanish tradition in painting; the artist became widely acclaimed for his paintings based on real-life observations of beaches and the region of Valencia, where he was born. In El Bano del Caballo, initially titled The White Horse, it's possible to appreciate the style which Sorolla achieved, a synthesis through blotches and painterly marks that, despite their simplification, end up as a coherent whole and with a Realist visual.
Sorolla belonged to a humble family of locksmiths and frame-makers. He and his sister Concha were unfortunately orphaned when they were still kids. The painter had his formal education at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Carlos. Learning the principles of drawing and color harmony, the young man started to participate in art contests with seascapes. In the beginning, his work was ignored, but in time he began to win prizes. Such sums of money facilitated for him to travel abroad and visit museums where he studied the works of the Old Masters. From a history painter, Sorolla gradually became hard to classify, never making any commentary about Impressionist or other artistic movements; he still displayed some similarities.
The 1880s were a moment in which Sorolla was able to establish himself with grants and work abroad. In the early 1890s, he returned to Valencia, his region of origin and the place that inspired him to some of his most famous artworks. A mixture of portraiture and landscape painting became Sorolla's signature, whose popularity only increased after he focused on beach scenes. By 1906, he had his first solo exhibition in Paris, which gave him more confidence in this kind of work.
El Bano del Caballo (The Horse's Bath) is a large oil on canvas. It is a large-scale work, with the dimensions 205 × 250 cm (80 x 98 in). It is a prime example of Sorolla's mature technique: with fast and gestural brushstrokes, he could beautifully render the horse's reflection and the boats on the water. The sand, done with a warm orangish-brown, can only be seen on the left side of the painting, with the sea occupying a considerable section of the composition. The sea was done in this fast way, creating a sense of movement. While in the foreground, the large horse takes the viewer's attention for its sheer size and luminosity; at the top left and right, we see some vanishing boats on the horizon.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of El bano del caballo (The Horse's Bath), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of El bano del caballo (The Horse's Bath) that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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