Works by Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) are on show in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz as part of the "Prodigios de la Luz" (Wonders of Light) exhibition.

The collection of 36 works includes 16 Sorolla paintings, with the rest by Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa, Santiago Rusiñol, Gonzalo Bilbao and Ignacio Zuloaga, representatives of Spanish painting of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The exhibit, inaugurated this week at the State Art Museum in the municipality of Orizaba, a mountainous area of Veracruz, will be open to the public until Feb. 15.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Veracruz Institute of Culture to celebrate another anniversary of the State Art Museum, located in the old San Felipe Neri Oratory built in the 17th century.

Of the total number of works, 35 are from the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana and one from Mexico City's National Museum of San Carlos of the National Institute of Fine Arts.

Among the Sorolla works being displayed in Mexico are such famed paintings as "Boy Eating Watermelon" and "Elena among the Roses."

The works by Spanish artists share the gallery with 36 paintings by Mexico's Diego Rivera, part of the permanent collection at the State Art Museum.

The 16 works by Sorolla reflect the evolution of his style from the year 1887 to 1920, three years before his death. EFE