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Vogue Like a Painting Art Exhibition in Madrid Takes High Fashion to High Art

Vogue Like a Painting Thyssen-Bornemisza

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid is taking Art to a whole new level with its latest Fashion exhibition Vogue Like a Painting.

The exhibition has 61 fashion photographs on display from the archives of the world-renowned fashion magazine Vogue that have been inspired by classical paintings.

Organized with the Condé Nast Publications and in collaboration with Bvlgari, this exhibition promises to bring a fresh new wave to the Art scene in Madrid.

Vogue Like a Painting Madrid

Structured around the major genres of portraiture, landscape and interiors, features photographs that recreate still lifes and conversation pieces – eighteenth-century British group portraits – or show women en deshabillé.

These images bring to mind paintings from various periods in art history, either as direct references to masterpieces, such as Zurbarán, Hogarth, Millais, Sargent, Gauguin, Dalí, Magritte and Hopper. In some the source of inspiration is much more subtle, even subjective.

Like a Painting

Many of those on display take inspiration from artists such as Vermeer, as well as Hopper and Millais, Balthus, Van Eyck, Botticelli and Zurbarán, Degas, Sargent, Dalí, Hogarth, Rossetti and Magritte.

Vogue Like a Painting Fashion Photography
Vogue Like a Painting with photo by Erwin Blumenfeld 1945 in front view. (C) lagrimasdeambar.

Photographers include Camilla Akrans, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld, Clifford Coffin, Grant Cornett, Patrick Demarchelier, Horst P. Horst, Steven Klein, William Klein, Nick Knight, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Glen Luchford, Sheila Metzner, Erwin Olaf, Irving Penn, Paolo Roversi, David Sims, Edward Steichen, Mario Testino, Michael Thompson, Deborah Turbeville, Mariano Vivanco, Tim Walker and Yelena Yemchuk.

The exhibition is open until 30th October. Tickets are 7,00 Euros and can be purchased online or at the Museum’s ticket office.