A Sorolla Spinoza?
This Portrait of Spinoza by an unknown artist has now been attributed to Joaquín Sorolla by Spanish experts. I would like to know how they came to this conclusion, apart from wishful thinking. I can't see anything of Sorolla in this painting. It's flat, dull, lifeless and mediocre. Where is Sorolla's mastery of light and shadow? The painting has been recently cleaned, so it can't be that dirt is obscuring his art. Sorry, experts. I don't believe you. Where's your proof?