Shop art print and framed art Capturing the Moment by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

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Subjects : Genre scenes, Seascape
Keywords : Painting, beach, camera, coast, sea, seaside, shore, summer, woman
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To fully enjoy «Capturing the Moment» by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, we recommend the medium size (60x91 cm) printed on hand stretched canvas, with the gilded mouldings - thin frame.
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Capturing the Moment

Instantaneous is an oil on canvas by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida measuring 62 x 93.50 cm. It is dated, according to his signature, 1906 and is currently in the Sorolla Museum in Madrid. The picture was painted on a beach in Biarritz in the summer of 1906, a place where he often visited with his family. It shows a woman (some say his wife Clotilde, others his daughter María) sitting on the sandy beach, holding a Kodak "Folding Pocket Nº 0" camera, the smallest pocket camera in existence at the time, launched in 1902. It was a great luxury in those days. With this camera, Sorolla's family captured countless moments, and the artist seems to want to pay them a small tribute by representing them in his work, in a kind of complicit relationship between photography and painting. The title Instantaneous is not only appropriate for its theme and 'photographic framing', but also for the rapid brushstrokes and schematic composition. The softly coloured palette produces a result reminiscent of Impressionist painting, which was a great success when it was exhibited in Paris, the city from which the painter had returned, steeped in French [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the impressionism style.


« Capturing the Moment » is kept at Museo Sorolla, Madrid, Spain.


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