Madrid (EFE).- The king and queen have inaugurated this Thursday the exhibition “Sorolla through light”, which brings together almost thirty works and offers a virtual reality experience to better understand the figure and career of the Valencian impressionist painter ( 1863-1923), of which this year marks the centenary of his death.
Accompanied by the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, Mr. Felipe and Mrs. Letizia have toured the Genoa Halls of the Royal Palace of Madrid to see the exhibition, which will open its doors to the public tomorrow, Friday, until June 30.
The first stop was in the room where biographical images of the man known as “the painter of light” are projected on the walls.
Next, the kings went through the rooms where the original works of the Valencian artist are exhibited, with scenes that have some link with the Spanish Crown and the Royal Palace and in which light plays a central role.
The culmination of the visit has been in the sensory room, where the kings have placed virtual reality glasses to enjoy the immersive experience offered by the exhibition, which allows the viewer to visualize scenes from Sorolla’s daily life.
During their tour, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia listened to the explanations of the two curators of the exhibition: Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the artist’s great-granddaughter and great specialist in his work, and Consuelo Luca de Tena, who was director of the Sorolla Museum.
Ana de la Cueva, president of Patrimonio Nacional, organizer of the exhibition together with the Fundación Museo Sorolla and the company Light Art Exhibitions, has also been part of the delegation.