There are only two weekends left to see the works of Joaquin Sorolla and Manuel Baeza on display at the Palau de la Generalitat.
(Valencia, 22.10) The Palau de la Generalitat will remain open on weekends in October to present a small but interesting exhibition of works of Joaqun Sorolla and Manuel Baeza to the public. Sorolla is represented by four works, and Alicante-based artist Baeza is represented by three decorative panels. Those who would like to see this exhibition will only have this and the following weekend available. The Palau will also be open on Sunday, which is great news.
The star of the exibition is the portrait of the famous zarzuela singer Isabel Bru, one of the most interesting works of Joaquin Sorolla and recently acquired by the Generalitat at auction. Sorolla’s masterpiece will be on display in Salo Daurat, alongside three other works by the famous Valencian painter – ‘El grito del Palleter,’ ‘El Pare Jofré defending a madman,’ and ‘Las Pescadoras.’
The Portrait of Isabel Bru will become a permanent fixture in Valencia’s Museo de Bellas Artes, a welcome addition to the city’s meagre collection of works of Joaquin Sorolla. There are only a few of Sorolla’s paintings in the city where he was born, and, sadly, the only way to see some of his famous works is to either go to Madrid, or visit a small shop in El Carme that sells reproductions.
After viewing the works of Joaquin Sorolla, you can go to Saló Daurat Xicotet to see the art of Manuel Baeza, a well-known painter from Alicante. Three large panels from 1954 illustrate Baeza´s work: ‘Fishermen,’ ‘Women with Fish Baskets,’ and ‘Women Sewing Nets.’
The panels painted by Baeza to adorn the bathing pavilions on Alicante’s Postiguet beach have been restored by the Institut Valencià de Conservació I Restauració and are now available to the public.
This is not the first time that exhibitions have been held at the Palau De La Generalitat. It is a lovely exhibition space that is well worth seeing even if there are no works of Joaquin Sorolla. The Generalitat has stated that it is committed to resurrecting Valencia’s heritage and history and making it accessible to citizens, and this is unquestionably one way to do so.
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