Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, February 27, 1863 - Cercedilla, Madrid , August 10, 1923 ) was a Spanish painter and graphic artist . It was one of the most prolific painters, with over 2,200 cataloged works . Tagged as impressionist sometimes actually his mature style is best defined as luminista .
Walk on the beach, sometimes also called Walk on the beach , painted in 1909 , is one of the most famous paintings by the Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla. In it are represented his wife , Clotilde García , which holds an umbrella, with his eldest daughter , Maria Clotilde , walking at sunset on the beach of Valencia while the sea breeze makes wave their clothes.
This picture was made in the summer of 1909 to the turn of the fourth international exhibition of Sorolla earlier that year in several U.S. cities . Its success in the city of New York is seen in the vitality and color of this great work. Stylistic classification is difficult , although most authors placed in the Spanish post-impressionism , due to the type of loose brushwork , light , color and movement that conveys the work.