Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863–1923). The Bath, Jávea, 1905. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1909 (09.71.2) | The seacoast town of Jávea, south of Valencia, provided Sorolla with the subjects for many of his paintings. Some of the most popular were scenes of children swimming.
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753?–1806). Boating Party with Children Swimming, late 18th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP1684)
Lake Ronkonkoma..............legend has it that Princess Ronkonkoma an Indian princess of the Setauket tribe, haunts these waters and she claims a boy's life every year to avenge her lover's death, an English woodcutter named Hugh Birdsall, who her father disapproved of!
Seth Casteel, the New York- and L.A.-based photographer who became internet-famous with his infectiously happy diving dog photo series, has taken things to the next level. His new “Underwater Puppies” photo series, which will be published as a book on September 16th, captures adorable puppies as they dive into a pool.