València, 31st October 2023.- From today until 11 November, the Edificio del Reloj is hosting the exhibition “The Light of the Mediterranean”, an exhibition that is part of the celebration of the Sorolla year and which symbolises an artistic journey along the Mediterranean coast, fusing fashion, sculpture and photography.

” The Light of the Mediterranean “, curated by designer Alba García, shows visitors a different perspective of the Valencian painter while promoting sustainability in fashion. This exhibition welcomes visitors with two works by sculptor Toni Marí from Clotilde’s capsule collection. These sculptures, located at the beginning of the exhibition, convey the evolution of women, from the oppression of the corset to the liberation captured by Sorolla in his canvases.

A blue carpet that imitates the colour of the Mediterranean marks the route of the exhibition, which continues with 15 costumes made from recycled fabrics and designed by Alba García (Cache Croche) in collaboration with the EASD of València. The School has designed the hairstyle headdresses from the leftover scraps of fabric used to make the costumes in the exhibition. The handmade footwear, which is worn at the foot of each dress, has been provided by the brand Doña Alpargata, which helps to complete the look of each proposal.

Behind the dresses you can see 10 photographs by photographer Javier Fiz showing models wearing the dresses in the exhibition, photographed in the exact places where Sorolla painted most of his paintings. Replicas of the Valencian painter’s paintings can be seen next to the photographs. The paintings have been selected by the historian David Gutiérrez. The artists Daniel González, Toni López, Nacho Climent, Nuria Raboso and Rosa Martí have also collaborated in the creation of the selected canvases in different formats.

Also participating in the development of the exhibition were: the Cànem Fashion School, students from the School of Artisans, Salesians San Juan Bosco and the Polytechnic University of València, among others. “We have sought the involvement of young people in order to promote young Valencian talent and pay tribute to Sorolla,” said Alba García. This exhibition is structured chronologically, showing the evolution of Sorolla’s work over time and in his four artistic periods, a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and creativity born of the Mediterranean. The exhibition will be open to the public in the Edificio del Reloj of the Port of València until 11 November from 11 am to 2 pm and 4.30 pm to 7 pm from Monday to Friday; on Saturday 4 from 11.30 am to 7 pm; on Sunday 5 from 11 am to 2 pm; and on Saturday 11 (the last day of the exhibition) from 11.30 am to 5.30 pm.