Alan Read returns to Bell House to explore Sorolla: The Spanish Master of Light - an exhibition at The National Gallery, running from March 18th to July 7th.
The exhibition, is the first UK exhibition of Spain's Impressionist, Sorolla, in over a century. Known as the 'master of light' for his iridescent canvases, this is a rare opportunity to see the most complete exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida's (1863–1923) paintings outside Spain.
From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla's career – many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.
About the speaker
Alan Read regularly lectures at the National Portrait Gallery and for the Arts Society. He has been a guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern for more than fifteen years.
Doors open at 7:15pm, with the talk starting at 7:30 - enough time to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine (for over 18s only) or soft drink.
Tickets cost £10.
Bursary tickets are available. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Picture: Joaquín Sorollay Bastida, Strolling along the Seashore, 1909, Museo Sorolla, Madrid