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

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.

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