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Niños En La Playa (Children on the Beach (Valencia)) is a stunning piece by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. In the Spaniard's career, it's possible to find artworks in many different genres and subjects. It was with his depictions of daily life in Valencia that Sorolla became famous. Sorolla was praised for his skill translating natural lighting in gestural brushstrokes and was hailed as much as Claude Monet and the Impressionists. In Niños En La Playa , which was sold for 3,24 million euros by Sotheby's, the audience is presented with an intimate and colorful depiction of children playing while some fishermen are at work.
Created in 1916, Niños En La Playa is a striking oil painting that was entirely painted at the beach and with no preliminary sketches. The artwork's dimensions are 70 x 100 cm (27.5 x 39.3 in). In the foreground, there is a child with their back to the viewer. Right in front of her, another kid can be noticed, crouched or sitting, and only part of her head is visible. To her right, two naked boys speak with each other at the division between sea and sand. At the top of the picture, other children are playing, running, and their images are blurred, almost as Sorolla just took a lengthy exposition shot with a camera. In the top left, almost out of frame, some fishermen are working. The painting was executed in a gestural manner that Sorolla exhibited during this time and has an intense color use.
Sorolla showed interest in becoming an artist from an early age. When he was 15 years old, he became a student at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Carlos. With his teachers' help, Sorolla began to apply his artworks to art contests, achieving a certain local recognition. At this time, he was painting mainly seascapes. He had to pause his studies to serve in the military, and later, he applied for a grant from the Spanish Academy in Rome. Fortunately, he passed and received a considerable sum of money to live in Rome comfortably. There, he completed his artistic education. He studied under Francisco Pradilla Ortiz, an Academic Spanish painter who strongly influenced Sorolla's early works.
While he was living in Italy, Sorolla seized the opportunity to visit many other cities. He got enchanted by the country's architecture, sights, and the many artworks from the past that were there. During this period, the painter began to create his vistas, a series of landscapes depicting the many places he visited. Sorolla returned to Spain, where he married and bought a Madrid house and a residence in Valencia. From the 1900s on, he began specializing in these close portraits of people on beaches, usually painting en plein air, taking from 2 to 6 mornings to finish a canvas.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Ninos en la playa (Valencia) (Children on the Beach (Valencia)), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Ninos en la playa (Valencia) (Children on the Beach (Valencia)) 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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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,
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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