The Madrid Art Museum of Spain’s most famous impressionist artist Joaquín Sorolla is located in the house where the master, surrounded by his family, lived from 1911 to 1923. The Sorolla Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by the famous artist, art objects, his personal belongings. The workshop and workplace of Joaquin Sorolla remained intact. The museum’s collection also includes antique statues, European paintings, ceramics by Spanish artists, sculptures by Auguste Rodin, M. Benliur, P. de Men. The widow of Sorolla passed this building and all its creative heritage to the Spanish Republic. Since 1932, the artist’s museum has been located here.
Joaquin Sorolla and Bastide born February 27, 1863 in Spanish Valencia. Throughout his life he was distinguished by incredible energy and efficiency. He left us over 2,000 of his paintings, some of which were awarded global grants and prizes. For the painting "Unfortunate inheritance", the artist was awarded the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition in Paris. After the next Paris exhibition, in 1900, he was awarded an honorary medal and the Legion of Honor, and he was awarded the title of honorary member of the Art Academy of Paris, as well as Lisbon and Valencia. The Paris exhibition of the artist in 1906, where more than 500 of his paintings were presented, culminated in his elevation to the rank of officer of the Order of the Legion of Honor.
The first floor of the Sorolla Museum consists of 3 halls, which previously had a creative-bohemian space of the artist and his many friends and customers. In the first of the halls, frames, brushes, stretchers and much more were previously prepared and stored; Now here is an exhibition hall of family portraits, personal items, biographical materials, awards.
In the second hall, there was previously a salon-cabinet with ready-made works by the master for sale.
In the third hall there was a large, well-furnished workshop, every detail of the interior of which was conceived and executed by the artist personally.
The second floor of the museum also consists of exhibition halls - there are four of them and all of them are filled with the works of Sorolla from different periods of his life. Around the museum building there is a magnificent garden with fountains, designed by the artist himself.