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Las dos hermanas (The Two Sisters) is one of the famous and beautiful beach scenes painted by Joaquin Sorolla. Initially from a humble family, Sorolla rose to great recognition, being a friend of John Singer Sargent and making a unique exploration of the effects of lighting and how to translate that to painterly techniques. Las dos hermanas (The Two Sisters) is a portrait of two girls, with the moving sea in the background. Since the 1890s, the painter explored the theme of the beach and its relation to the citizens of Valencia, conveying feelings of happiness, ease, and community through these scenes.
The Spanish master had his formation in an institution called Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, a very respected and sought place by artists. Sorolla was initially trained to be a locksmith, something that he learned from his uncle, and always maintained respect for artisans. As a child, he had previous drawing lectures in a school for artisans. While he was at the Escuela, Sorolla began to apply for art contests and eventually won a grant to study at Rome's Spanish Academy. There he had many masters that were fundamental for his development and seized the opportunity to study the masterpieces of the Old Masters.
At the beginning of the 1890s, Sorolla made his comeback to Valencia, where he married his wife, Clotilde García del Castillo. He produced many works that dealt with themes in fashion at the time, such as mythological painting and Orientalist works. But in the middle of the 1890s, he shifted from historical painting to a more modern subject: people's lives in the Valencia area. Sorolla's art started to explore the effects of sunlight, the different ways to depict the changing color of the sky, and the various ways to represent the sea's movement. This was when he arrived at his mature and personal work and became recognized as a Modern master.
Las dos hermanas (The Two Sisters) is an oil painting. It belongs to a private collector, with dimensions of 115 x 175 cm. The composition is mostly occupied by the two girls. The older of them, which is right at the middle of the image, is holding her arm up to counter the strong sunlight. The younger sister is holding her hand and is walking to the right as if she was leaving the canvas. She is also holding a yellow object, which might be a fruit. The painting was done with whites, blues, and a yellow and reddish tone on their skin, something usual in the figures of Sorolla. The sea in the background is done masterfully with gestural brushstrokes and light blue.
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