Joaquin Sorolla - Painter of Light

by Jacqueline Cockburn

Thursday 17th February 2022

One of the most extraordinary Spanish artists from Valencia; Joaquin Sorolla has become better known more recently. He lived from 1863 to 1923 and created a world full of light and colour which delights the senses. Sometimes a social painter he was more concerned with capturing light falling on bodies and sea-scapes and his wonderful technique will be considered in this colourful lecture. His final Visions of Spain now in New York will also be shown.


Our lecturer, Jacqueline, is Managing Director of Art and Culture Andalucía running residential courses in Andalucía, Southern Spain in the art and culture of the region. Jacqueline also works in London as a freelance lecturer and is a Course Director at the V&A. She is also accredited at The Arts Society working all over the world for them delivering lectures on a variety of art-historical topics. 


She was Head of Art History at Westminster School, London and lectured undergraduates at Birkbeck College, University of London for over 20 years, as well as teaching MA and PhD courses. She took her first degree in Modern Languages then an M.A in Sao Paulo Brazil in Applied Linguistics. Her Art History degree and PhD were taken at London University. She is fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese and is learning Arabic.


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