‘El Borracho’ de Joaquín Sorolla

“As if in preparation, with this deeply human painting he returned to his engagement with the Spanish peasant and, perhaps as important, to making brilliant use once more of the indispensable Spanish colour – black.”

(Mark Brown, “National Gallery buys ‘dazzling’ Joaquín Sorolla painting,” theguardian.com, 6-9-20)

Comentario docente españolista a favor de la persona que sabe quién ella es, o sea, que se autoidentifica en leyendo esto. ¿Está claro?

— Oye, ****, me gusta este cuadro de Sorolla. ¿A ti te gusta? Hay un colorido sobrio pero rico — negros y grises, sí, pero veo también amarillos, morados, verdes y azules. Y blancos, desde luego. Son matices. ¿Te acuerdas de la palabra ‘matiz’ junto con ‘lápiz” que vimos el lunes? Hay un poco de ‘bosquejo’ en este cuadro. El pintor maneja el pincel con mucha confianza y soltura. Es un estilo que admiro. Pincelazos fuertes.
¡Hasta pronto!

(c) 2021 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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2 Responses to ‘El Borracho’ de Joaquín Sorolla

  1. What a fabulous painting! Thank you for showing it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • JMN says:

      I’m glad you like it too! I’ve encountered Sorolla’s work from time to time and it always strikes a chord. He flaunts his skill with the brush grandly! Thanks for your visits. — Jim


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