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The Sorolla Museum
In 1929, the widow of Joaquín Sorolla donated to the state the studio-house built in Madrid by famous Valencian painter. It preserves the best collection of the artist’s paintings as well as numerous other works and objects of interest, including sculptures, ceramics, furniture and jewellery. The canvas he was painting just before he died remains in place, with brushes next to the unfinished work.
J. Sorolla painted in several styles, although he is best known for his beautifully lit Mediterranean beach scenes. Most of his works show calm and serene scenes, mostly of the sea, children, and women. All of his styles are represented in the museum, including some noteworthy portraiture. He was also an art collector, and the objects he amassed in his lifetime (such as ceramics and tiles) are also on display.
It is a unique example of an early 20th century bourgeois house. The artist also designed the mansion’s Andalusian-style garden which can also be visited.