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Madrid's must-see art exhibitions

Paintings, photography, sculpture... these are the art exhibitions you won't want to miss in Madrid's museums and galleries

Atardecer (1888), Edvard Munch

Calling all lovers of painting, photography, sculpture, and art in general: this is your selection of art collections, exhibitions and shows on in Madrid's museums, galleries and cultural centres. Whether they're on for just a few weeks or you have months to check them out, don't miss these top art exhibitions in the city.

Sorolla. The art of light

Light was likely the one thing that painter Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) and his contemporaries were most obsessed with. However, few artists managed to capture it with such mastery as the Valencian artist, which is why he was called the 'painter of light'. This retrospective that bears his name focuses on the study of light in his works. Via the 54 paintings on display, shadows, filtered light and glow are analysed during various stages, where you can see how the pictures are able to radiate light from within. This achievement is evident in the five parts in which the exhibition is divided: Towards the Light, Shadow and Reflection, Filtered Light, Glow, and Art of Light.

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Museo Sorolla , Castellana Until Monday January 18 2016

Vogue like a painting

The magazine that is the undisputed Bible of the fashion world is the protagonist of the latest exhibition at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Seventy fashion photographs taken from the archives of Vogue are being exhibited, featuring work by some of the best photographers of recent times. Classic names rub shoulders with new talents, people such as Irving Penn, Tim Walker and Mario Testino. These are photos as Art, some of which were inspired by works from Spain's Golden Century as well as other creative movements from the past such as Dutch portrait painters and the Pre-Raphaelites.

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Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza , Centro Until Monday October 12 2015