Joaquín Sorolla

El mar de Sorolla


A unique and exceptional work that offers us the opportunity to discover the most intimate and personal Sorolla, through his strokes, and brings us closer to one of the most beloved themes of the great master of light, the sea.

Artika, in collaboration with the Sorolla Museum Foundation, presents a selection of marine-themed drawings, of the highest artistic value, that the artist made as notes, sketches and sketches to prepare his paintings.

A large format book containing the 69 reproduced drawings that the Sorolla Museum has carefully selected to appreciate the progression of the artist and all the techniques used.

«Bound in cotton cloth emulating the texture of a canvas.»

Along with the work, a book of studies takes us into the luminous universe of the painter by the hand of great specialists on his work, including the director of the Sorolla Museum and the artist’s great-granddaughter.

To top it all off, an Art Folder with two facsimile drawings by the brilliant artist, Pescadoras Barcelonesas and Barca en la Playa, which can be displayed, together with the books, in the imposing transparent case that shows us this unrepeatable, limited and numbered work of 2,998 copies.



  • Two methacrylate plates joined with a painted and oxidized iron plate to give the feeling of the sea.
  • Thickness of the plates: 2,5 cm
  • Weight of the empty case: 15,5 kg
  • Size: 41 x 53 x 12,5 cm


  • Four-color printing with paperback binding and stitched with 350 g double cardboard.
  • Cover printed in 4 inks, with protective lamination.
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Size: 35,3 x 45,8 cm.


  • 5-color printing with deluxe binding, hand-sewn with cotton thread.
  • Cover in cotton cloth printed in six inks.
  • Number of pages: 182
  • 69 facsimiles of die-cut drawings joined to the book by three glue points, plus five-fold-out triptychs.
  • Size: 35.3 x 45.8 cm.


  • 2 art sheets printed in five inks with two protective diptychs.
  • Size: 35.3 x 45.8 cm.


For optimum printing results, the color density is measured.

The drawings are compared and rejected if they do not meet the requirements.

Once the drawing has been checked to ensure that it matches the original, each drawing is die-cut by laser.

The drawings are glued with three dots of special glue to the pages of the book.

Due to its dimensions, the book’s interior is sewn by hand with cotton thread.

A cotton cloth that reproduces the canvas serves as the basis for the six-color printing of the book cover.

Each piece of printed cloth is cut to the size of the book for binding.

It is bound, by hand, with counter-glued cardboard, a layer of foam and cloth.

The 2.5 cm thick methacrylate has a degree of transparency of 98%.

The artist’s signature is engraved on the front plate, which stands out against the blue background of the cover.

The iron with which the two methacrylate plates are joined undergoes an oxidation process.

To maintain transparency, the plates are glued together. Magnets are used to attach the removable side.

Joaquín Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla

(1863-1923) A lover of open-air painting, light, and the colors of the Mediterranean, Sorolla is the maximum expression of Spanish luminism. His fame soon spread beyond Spanish borders to Europe and the United States, where he exhibited on several occasions.

Sorolla is known for painting in an impressionistic way, both sea scenes and landscapes, for him nature was his workshop and inspiration. In addition, he became the most sought-after portraitist of the time, from the royal family to the personalities of politics, the arts or the economy.

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