Cala de San Vicente, Mallorca
Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 51,3 x 73 cm
Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
Reg. no.: 550
Not on display
Cala de San Vicente, Mallorca forms part of the small number of works that are testimony to the time Joaquín Sorolla spent on the island in 1919. In that year he travelled to the Balearic Islands with his family, staying there for a month. He first visited the island of Ibiza and then Mallorca, staying in Cala de Sant Vicenç.
Of the variety of versions dedicated to this mythical cove in Pollença, one of them includes the figure of his daughter Elena, strolling amongst the rocks, whilst another only features two moored boats, and this canvas – one of the museum’s early acquisitions – stands out. With the Cavall Bernat ridge in the background, Sorolla captures the landscape in a synthesized form, with loose brushstrokes and nuanced light as the protagonist, thanks to the intensity of the colours used.