Via Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1, listen to Sharon Hogan's tribute to the Spanish master whose exhibition of paintings is on view in the National Gallery until November 3rd...

'"Light," he said, "is the life of everything it touches, the more light in a painting, the more life, more truth, more beauty." Monet indeed crowned him 'the Master of Light,' for both Sorolla's evocation of Mediterranean sunlight, and for the inner light that Sorolla caught in every subject he painted. His portraits of the highest-in-society and the poorest-of-the-poor. His vast, tender paintings of his own family and of ordinary Spanish people, sparkle with light and love...'

Sunday Miscellany, Sunday, 9.10 - 10am, RTÉ Radio 1 - listen back here.