Huge Joaquin Sorolla Mural of Spain Returns to The Hispanic Society Museum

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Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) - Andalucía, The Round-Up, 1914 - Oil on Canvas, 358 x 766.5 cm. - Courtesy of the Hispanic Society.

NEW YORK, NY (REUTERS).- A huge mural, the
largest-ever of Spain in modern history, returns this week to a
long-neglected
Manhattan museum that has been renovated with grants from Spain. “Vision
of
Spain,” which consists of 14 panels that together measure 230 feet by
11.5 feet
was painted nearly a century ago by Joaquin Sorolla, Spain’s pre-eminent
painter
of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 14 panels, which showcase
10
regions of Spain and include large brush strokes painted with huge
brushes, took
Sorolla eight years to complete. The mural returns to New York after a
two-year
tour of Spain where it was viewed by more than 2 million
people.