Museo Sorolla occupies what was once to home of the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Three large galleries on the upper level trace the evolution of Sorolla’s art, from the early paintings, with their focus on social issues, to the impressionistic beach scenes that became his most popular works.
The third gallery is also a fanciful recreation of Sorolla’s studio, with an assemblage of furniture, decorative and inspirational objects, and works of art, including many of his most famous paintings.
This was my favourite piece of furniture in the studio room. What a perfect place to take a little break! I was tempted to try it out, but decided the guard might frown on visitors who napped on the exhibits.
The lower level re-creates a part of the artist’s residence, with much of the original furniture.
The garden deserves a posting all to itself. Coming up next.