Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Strolling Along the Seashore, 1909; Museo Sorolla, Madrid.
The reproduction below has been painted in a modern style that's very typical of recently created copies — with falsely smoothed edges, lack of precise detail, blurred elements with little differentiation, and an overall sense of a quickly executed work lacking emotion and substance. The original of this famous Sorolla painting, sometimes called Walking On the Beach, is much more expressive, communicating in wonderfully thoughtful brushstrokes the beautiful qualities of light, life, wind, beach and sea. There's a real sense of movement in the authentic painting, and only artificiality in the copy. Also note the company logo lower right — a sure sign that it would be wise to look elsewhere for a more accurate photo.
Altered, modern reproduction of a painting by Joaquin Sorolla.
A well-researched art resource that can help you find accurate images and spot altered copies. New and growing daily. Browse at random, or search for something specific. Your comments, corrections and suggestions are welcome.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended for entertainment purposes only. Although every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the information provided, the material included here should in no way be considered the final authority on any issues discussed in the text.