Summer Days
From Sorolla to Hopper

28 March - 6 September 2015
Claude Monet

The Hut in Trouville, Low Tide

1881 Oil on canvas, 60 x 73,5 cm Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection on deposit at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
The Hut in Trouville, Low Tide
Antonio Gomar

El Sardinero

1906 Oil on cavas, 97,5 x 144,5 cm Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander y Cantabria
El Sardinero


France’s Atlantic coast and beaches such as those of Trouvillesur-mer, Villerville and Biarritz were pioneers in bourgeois summer holidaying, becoming prominent tourist resorts in the mid-1800s and a destination for the French Impressionists during their painting campaigns.

In Spain the bathing establishments and beaches of the north (San Sebastián, Santander, Gijón), in vogue since Isabel II began frequenting them, were the favourite places of the bourgeoisie and Spanish painters, along with the Eastern Mediterranean coast and a few beaches in the south.