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Subjects : Garden, Genre scenes
Keywords : Painting, conservatory, geranium, greenhouse, sewing, straw hat, worker
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Mending the Sail

The magic of sailing in the work of Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

The Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida is known for his magnificent paintings depicting scenes of everyday life, seascapes and portraits. One of his most famous masterpieces is undoubtedly "Sewing the Sail", a work that highlights Sorolla's unique talent for capturing the beauty and grace of ships' sails.

Focus on the history of "Cousant la voile"

"Sewing the Sail" was painted in 1896 during Sorolla's stay in Valencia. The painting depicts women sewing a large white sail by the sea. The scene takes place in bright sunlight, giving the painting a warm and soothing atmosphere. The artist's vivid colours and impressionistic touch make this scene particularly lively and dynamic.

A source of inspiration for Sorolla

Joaquin Sorolla found his inspiration for this work by observing fishermen's wives repairing the sails of their boats on the beach. Sails were essential for sailing, and maintaining them was an important part of the work of coastal communities. The theme of sails recurs regularly in the work of Sorolla, who was fascinated by the way wind and light played on white canvases.

Sorolla's artistic technique

In "Sewing the Sail", the artist uses a palette of light, luminous colours to reproduce the light of the Mediterranean sun. The quick, fluid brushstrokes give the whole scene a lively, spontaneous feel, typical of Impressionism. The way Sorolla captures the light and shadows on the sail is particularly remarkable, demonstrating his mastery of painting technique.

The attention to detail

A close look at the painting reveals the precision with which Sorolla has depicted every element of the scene. The women's clothes, the ropes on the boats and even the grains of sand on the beach are painted with care and realism. This attention to detail makes the painting even more impressive and is a testament to the artist's talent.

The cultural impact of "Cousant la voile"

Since its creation, "Cousant la voile" has been exhibited in numerous museums and art galleries around the world. The painting is currently housed in the Sorolla Museum in Madrid, Spain, where it continues to attract the admiration of visitors and art lovers.

A source of inspiration for contemporary artists

Sorolla's work, particularly "Sewing the Sail", has influenced many contemporary painters. Artists working on maritime scenes or coastal landscapes often find inspiration in the Spanish master's paintings. His way of capturing light and natural colours is an example to follow for all those seeking to reproduce the beauty of the world around us.


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


« Mending the Sail » is kept at Modern Art Museum, Venice.


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