The Art: Keen observation and desire to learn new shades of the sunlight made his art much consolidated. When he visited
Art and Contemporary Lifestyle
The artists always endeavour showing contemporary lifestyle of the people. They would not miss infusing the customs and choices of the people. Here in this painting, the painter has made the painting depicting the social custom of wearing hat and long skirts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This painting is a masterpiece due to the masterly showing of the sun, the light effect, and the fluttering fabric.
The Artist: Sorolla had never restricted his creative impulse and the appetite to do something wonderful. He was fond of painting the sunlight. He had received many commissions for portrait paintings. But he would make the person to be painted standing under the sun.
This painting depicts how Sorolla was fascinated by the beauty of sea, and how masterly he would paint the scenes at the sea. here the movement of child in the foreground and the powerful brush-strokes tell us the whole story about how the children would behaving at the beach. Sorolla would was very much particular about the model's attendance, too. For the painting María at La Granja (1907), he had his daughter standing under the heat of sun. Not only this but for the portrait painting known as Hussar’s Uniform (1907), he had requested King Alfonso XIII to stand in the open and under the heat of sun. Such was his desire to paint the portraits with full effects of the light.
In the painting Three Sails, we can see the same technique of depicting the persons and objects happening in and around the sea. As the title refers to the three sails in the water, it refers to also the three women walking on the beach. [Images courtesy Walk in Beach By Joaquín Sorolla Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923) Description Spanish painter Date of birth/death 27 February 1863(1863-02-27) 10 August 1923(1923-08-10) Location of birth/death Valencia, Spain Cercedilla, Madrid Work location Valencia, Paris, Rome, Madrid (Unknown) [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons , Girl on the Beach By Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (Christie's Images) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, Three Sails By Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923) Description Spanish painter Date of birth/death 27 February 1863(1863-02-27) 10 August 1923(1923-08-10) Location of birth/death Valencia, Spain Cercedilla, Madrid Work location Valencia, Paris, Rome, Madrid [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons , the fisherman, below Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]