VAST November 2014: Artists of the Month competition
1st Place: Jan Jones 2nd Place: Christie Wood
"Death at a Picnic" "Angel and Shepherds"
Lecturer: Carmen Underwood presents the Painter, Joaquin Sorolla
Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) was one of the greatest natural painters of all time. Born in Valencia, this Spanish painter was active mainly in his native town and Madrid. He was a prolific and popular artist, working on a wide range of subjects – genre, portraits and landscapes – and his impressionist style marked by luminous coloring and vigorous brushwork earned him a considerable reputation throughout Europe and America. He developed his own plein-air painting from the 1900’s onward and painted townscapes, garden scenes, nature studies, seascapes and beach scenes with an extraordinary ability of capturing light which earned him the title of “painter of light.”
Carmen Underwood has studied watercolor painting with Jo Williams and Mary Emerson. Through her Art History and Art Appreciation classes, she has developed a keen interest in the lives and art of famous Impressionist painters. Her presentation for the December VAST meeting will feature the art of Spanish painter, Joaquin Sorolla.