The Wounded Foot  1909

by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

The colored reflections of late afternoon light animate this beach scene and actively define the forms, from the injured child's shoulder to the liquid sea and the figures playing in the water. The sun's highlights on the hurt child's hand, the sand around her foot, and her companion's hat draw the viewer's attention to the injured limb. [br] While on the beach at Valenc...
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