Oil on canvas. Signed lower left corner.
Dimensions : inches 39,37 x 32,28, with frame Inches 47,24 x 40,16.
The painting depicts two young women in motion. They pass through the picture from right to left. They seem on their way to the ball, a local festivity. The characters stand out against the neutral background which is detailed enough to be understood as an outside scene. The young women are depicted in profile, the viewer catches them in their walk. The first one seems to stop for a moment, as if she recognized someone. She stares at the viewer and we look back at her.
The viewer admires her abstract beauty in a instant. Time seems suspended like a photographic cliché. By magic, the spectator has the opportunity to observe their luxurious and colorful clothes. The bouquet of flowers of one, painted with large impastos of bright colors, echoes the fan of the other. The brushstroke of the painter, free and volatile, flies like notes of music on the colored partition of their skirts.
Ernesto Valls Sanmartín is a Spanish painter. He is renowned as "the painter of Valencia", a pleasant and luminous seaside town of Spain. His favorite subjects revolve around portraits and genre scenes. He likes to portray characters of all ages at sea and bathing scenes. Student of Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923), he is very famous in South America. In 1917, he is invited to participate to the Exhibition of Decorative Arts of Mexico where he wins a prize.
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