The winning project of the First Vila de Xàbia Research Prize finally sees the light when the work of the art historian and collaborator with Xàbia AL DÍA, David Gutiérrez Pulido, presents his work Xàbia en la vida y obra de Joaquín Sorolla, a study on the life and work of renowned artist Joaquín Sorolla and his connection to Xàbia.
On Friday 8th April at 8.00pm, the publication will be presented at the port library in Avenida del Botanic Cabanilles. It is a work that aims to relate the painter to Xàbia, his paradise and his great inspiration. The book compiles all the genuine and passionate letters, full of descriptions about the old town and the residents of yesteryear, that Sorolla wrote and sent at the time. In addition, it will relate the appearances in the press that related the painter to the municipality, the conversations that are still alive about his stays in the local oral tradition and the sample of all his works that were painted in the town .