November 24 from 2021 - 11: 45
The Valencian artist, Joaquín Sorolla, found his inspiration in 'Jávea'. His arrival in the municipality 125 years ago has aroused great admiration for the well-known painter. The sea and the landscape of Xàbia are the main attraction of his multiple works. In this way, 'Jávea' (as he called it) and Joaquín Sorolla go hand in hand.
On this occasion, a reflection of what Sorolla de Xàbia appreciated is exhibited at the Carmen Thyssen Museum; specifically, in the Noble Hall of the Villalón Palace in Malaga. The sample Sorolla in Jávea brings together a total of 20 works by the Valencian artist in which he represents the sea and nature of the town of Xabiera at the end of the XNUMXth century and the beginning of the XNUMXth century.
The light of Xàbia and the bluish green color with which it represents the sea, are two of the main elements of Sorolla's works in which he takes a look at our Xàbia and with which he describes his wife: "Jávea is sublime , immense, the best I know to paint. It surpasses everything ".
Sorolla (1863-1923) discovered Jávea in the autumn of 1896. The painter came across a natural landscape totally different from that of the flat, extensive and sandy coasts of the Gulf of Valencia. Discover, as they describe from their Foundation, "a maritime and terrestrial panorama full of beauty that he would paint passionately in his four stays in 1896, 1898, 1900 and 1905 and that made him delve into his own painting".
For Sorolla, Jávea was his paradise, hence during these weeks, and on the occasion of the 125th anniversary, the Exhibition Hall, Casa del Cable de Xàbia, host the exhibition of the painter's photographic album, Sorolla in his paradise.
The photographic exhibition, which will run until January 16, 2022, aims to photographically reconstruct the creative environment of Joaquín Sorolla and his presence in Spanish cultural environments, and a special section is also included in the sample to reflect the artist's relationship with the municipality .