THE TALE OF SOROLLA'S HOLIDAY HORROR IN JAVEA

Clotilde and Elena on the Rocks at Javea, 1905 - Joaquín Sorolla

It was the summer of 1905 when the talented Valencian impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla brought his family to the Port of Jávea (Playa de la Grava) for a much needed holiday.

Inspired by the cliffs of both the Cape of San Antonio and Nou, and the turquoise sparkle of the east facing sea, Sorolla explored some of his greatest impressionist experiments of capturing light and underwater movement.