In collaboration with the Museo Sorolla, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is organising an exhibition that analyses the presence of fashion in the work of Joaquín Sorolla. The Show runs simultaneously at both museums.

Curated by Eloy Martínez de la Pera, it includes around 70 paintings loaned from museums and private collections in Spain and abroad, some never previously seen in public, together with a selection of clothing and accessories of the period. Extremely interested in fashion, Sorolla was the perfect chronicler of the changes that took place in trends and styles in clothing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His works offer an evocative catalogue of dresses, jewels and accessories, all emphasised by his loose, dynamic brushstroke.

The exhibition places particular emphasis on the magnificent female portraits that the artist executed between 1890 and 1920.

Interactive publication "Sorolla and Fashion". Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Interactive publication

If you want to know more details about this exhibition, leaf through the interactive publication.

In collaboration with Fundación BBVA

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Organisers:

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
Fundación Museo Sorolla
Museo Sorolla

Selection of images

"Elena in a yellow robe". Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Exhibition "Sorolla and Fashion", Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo. Delphos dress. Exhibition "Sorolla an Fashion", Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Señora de Sorolla (Clotilde García del Castillo, 1865–1929) in Black. Exhibition "Sorolla an Fashion", Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Dress, About 1900, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris. "Sorolla and Fashion" Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Exhibition "Sorolla an Fashion", Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
King Alfonso XIII in  Hussar’s Uniform. Exhibition "Sorolla an Fashion", Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Day dress. Exhibition "Sorolla an Fashion", Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Elena at the Beach. Exhibition "Sorolla an Fashion", Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Dress. Exhibition "Sorolla an Fashion", Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
SOROLLA AND FASHION. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza