December 16, 2011

art: spanish dress

Have you heard of the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute? I hadn't, that is until I read about an exhibit via OscarPRGirl, which I wrote about a few days ago. The exhibit, curated by André Leon Talley, "Joaquin Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress" opened on December 8th. Here is what the Huffington Post had to say: "The show celebrates the history of Spanish costume and its transition from decorating a people to defining them. Sorolla's monumental paintings capture color, movement, and passion in both the Spanish garment and those that wore them." And for the first time, the paintings will be displayed alongside the types of costumes characters portray. This is one show I don't want to miss. Above: Joaquin Sorolla, "Characters from Lagartera or Lagartera Bride," oil on canvas, 200 x 206.5 cm, 1912, Courtesy fo Museo Sorolla, Madrid.

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