Mending the Sail, 1896  by Joaquín Sorolla

Mending the Sail, 1896

(Das Segel reparieren, 1896)

Joaquín Sorolla

Impressionism  ·  Our favourites  ·  Everyday scenes and work
sewing · straw hat · geranium · sunshine · worker · workers · greenhouse · conservatory · interior
Mending the Sail, 1896 by Joaquín Sorolla
1896   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  Picture ID: 309214   ·  Museo d'Arte Moderna di Ca' Pesaro, Venice, Italy / bridgemanimages.com
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26.07.2018
Andrea S.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 110cm x 80cm, stretched on stretcher. With painting frame 'Gianna'.


26.08.2018
Peter M.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 105cm x 76cm, stretched on stretcher.


20.02.2019
Helmut L.
Art print on Canvas matte, 130cm x 95cm, stretched on stretcher.


10.07.2019
Alan S.
Art print on Canvas matte, 90cm x 65cm, stretched on stretcher.


22.07.2019
Steve P.
Art Print on Photo paper matte/satin, 70cm x 51cm, with 3cm additional border (White).
It is a sunny day that the group of men and women use to mend the cloth of a sail. The group has come together in a courtyard with blooming flowers and charming stacco fences. The scene could be part of a family's everyday life. Fishermen working hard on the element of their livelihood. It is typical workwear worn by men and women. A long skirt, a loose blouse and a scarf around the shoulders of the women. Men with a straw hat as sunscreen. The people work concentrated on the seemingly endless amount of canvas. The viewer gets an insight into a scene that has a familiar effect and awakens memories. Things that the family brings together.

Sorolla loved to capture everyday life on the coasts of his native Valencia. The beach and the sea, his wife and children. All were recurring themes in the game between the Mediterranean light and the turquoise sea. "Sea painter" was called the Spanish Impressionist and in fact the blue sea and the fine sandy beach are never far away. Through the open courtyard door, the sea view becomes the center of the painting. The sea is a constant element in the work and accompanies the artist throughout his life. As a child, the painter himself was a member of a fishing family who could only live poorly by profession. As an artist, he could enjoy the sea and capture the special light with great familiarity.

The effect of the color play could not be impressionistic. Sorolla uses the art style of Luminism. A detailed reproduction of the motifs and preservation of the forms stand for the early form of impressionism. Important for the Spanish representatives of the art movement were the color intensity of the Spanish landscape and the setting of clear lighting effects.

The oil painting around the repair of the sails is worked in bright colors. Three colors dominate the work. Blue, green and a bright white. The white lets the scene shine and brings the glistening sunshine into the picture. Hardly any other artist has understood how to master the color white and to use it specifically for light reflexes. Light and shadow are sharply edged. The colored ones show the contours of the courtyard environment and the heat of the day is noticeable. Silent consent dominates the atmosphere. Happy conversation does not seem necessary, the group of people seems like a satisfied unit.

Sorolla was one of the lucky artists who could freely decide on their choice of subject. The Spaniard went out into the countryside and created his works in the open air. The original size of the painting is 222 cm x 300 cm and these dimensions were also created by the artist on the beach. © Meisterdrucke
Mending the Sail, 1896  by Joaquín Sorolla

Mending the Sail, 1896

(Das Segel reparieren, 1896)

Joaquín Sorolla

Impressionism  ·  Our favourites  ·  Everyday scenes and work
sewing · straw hat · geranium · sunshine · worker · workers · greenhouse · conservatory · interior
Mending the Sail, 1896 by Joaquín Sorolla
1896   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  Picture ID: 309214   ·  Museo d'Arte Moderna di Ca' Pesaro, Venice, Italy / bridgemanimages.com
   Add to favorites


26.07.2018
Andrea S.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 110cm x 80cm, stretched on stretcher. With painting frame 'Gianna'.


26.08.2018
Peter M.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 105cm x 76cm, stretched on stretcher.


20.02.2019
Helmut L.
Art print on Canvas matte, 130cm x 95cm, stretched on stretcher.


10.07.2019
Alan S.
Art print on Canvas matte, 90cm x 65cm, stretched on stretcher.


22.07.2019
Steve P.
Art Print on Photo paper matte/satin, 70cm x 51cm, with 3cm additional border (White).
It is a sunny day that the group of men and women use to mend the cloth of a sail. The group has come together in a courtyard with blooming flowers and charming stacco fences. The scene could be part of a family's everyday life. Fishermen working hard on the element of their livelihood. It is typical workwear worn by men and women. A long skirt, a loose blouse and a scarf around the shoulders of the women. Men with a straw hat as sunscreen. The people work concentrated on the seemingly endless amount of canvas. The viewer gets an insight into a scene that has a familiar effect and awakens memories. Things that the family brings together.

Sorolla loved to capture everyday life on the coasts of his native Valencia. The beach and the sea, his wife and children. All were recurring themes in the game between the Mediterranean light and the turquoise sea. "Sea painter" was called the Spanish Impressionist and in fact the blue sea and the fine sandy beach are never far away. Through the open courtyard door, the sea view becomes the center of the painting. The sea is a constant element in the work and accompanies the artist throughout his life. As a child, the painter himself was a member of a fishing family who could only live poorly by profession. As an artist, he could enjoy the sea and capture the special light with great familiarity.

The effect of the color play could not be impressionistic. Sorolla uses the art style of Luminism. A detailed reproduction of the motifs and preservation of the forms stand for the early form of impressionism. Important for the Spanish representatives of the art movement were the color intensity of the Spanish landscape and the setting of clear lighting effects.

The oil painting around the repair of the sails is worked in bright colors. Three colors dominate the work. Blue, green and a bright white. The white lets the scene shine and brings the glistening sunshine into the picture. Hardly any other artist has understood how to master the color white and to use it specifically for light reflexes. Light and shadow are sharply edged. The colored ones show the contours of the courtyard environment and the heat of the day is noticeable. Silent consent dominates the atmosphere. Happy conversation does not seem necessary, the group of people seems like a satisfied unit.

Sorolla was one of the lucky artists who could freely decide on their choice of subject. The Spaniard went out into the countryside and created his works in the open air. The original size of the painting is 222 cm x 300 cm and these dimensions were also created by the artist on the beach. © Meisterdrucke
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Other art prints by Joaquín Sorolla
The Child Barquita The Little Sailing Boat Mother Mending the Sail, 1896 Josefina de Alvear from Errazuriz After the Bath, 1908.  Self portrait in profile The Gardens at the Sorolla Family House Carob tree María on the Beach at Biarritz or Contre-jour Candles in the sea, Valencia  SummernEspanol: VeranonPortugues: Veraon The Horse’s Bath The bathing hour Girl on the beach, Valencia
Other art prints by Joaquín Sorolla
The Child Barquita The Little Sailing Boat Mother Mending the Sail, 1896 Josefina de Alvear from Errazuriz After the Bath, 1908.  Self portrait in profile The Gardens at the Sorolla Family House Carob tree María on the Beach at Biarritz or Contre-jour Candles in the sea, Valencia  SummernEspanol: VeranonPortugues: Veraon The Horse’s Bath The bathing hour Girl on the beach, Valencia
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Wheatfield with Cypresses The Magpie The Carpet Merchant Vertumnus, 1591 Cubist Nude Lake Albano, Italy, 1777 Dream of spring The Elder Sister, reduction Silent Night After a Gale, 1903 Shipping in the English Channel, c.1755 Battle Between the French Frigate Arethuse and the English Frigate Amelia in View of the Islands of Loz, 7th February 1813 Venus of Urbino, before 1538 The Nightwatch Childrens Games, 1560
Other motives from the category Our favourites
Wheatfield with Cypresses The Magpie The Carpet Merchant Vertumnus, 1591 Cubist Nude Lake Albano, Italy, 1777 Dream of spring The Elder Sister, reduction Silent Night After a Gale, 1903 Shipping in the English Channel, c.1755 Battle Between the French Frigate Arethuse and the English Frigate Amelia in View of the Islands of Loz, 7th February 1813 Venus of Urbino, before 1538 The Nightwatch Childrens Games, 1560
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View of the village, Castelnau, 1868 Still Life before an Open Window, Place Ravignan Self portrait, 1914 pencil and gouache Waterlilies: Morning, 1914-18 (left, centre left, centre right and rigth section) Composition, 1930 (wc and indian ink) landscape The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog The Fountain of Life, detail of people arriving and bathing in the fountain, 1418-30 The Return of the Prodigal Son The Beach at Pourville, Setting Sun, 1882 Water Serpents I, 1904-07 Medicine The Great Wave of Kanagawa The Fall of the Rebel Angels study of two male nudes, c.1900

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