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Museo Sorolla

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37 Paseo General Martinez Campos,
Madrid,

Spain,
28010.

Native painter Joaquín Sorolla was a contemporary and friend of John Singer Sargent, and the parallels in their paintings are immediately apparent. (They are so clear, in fact, that two years ago the Thyssen-Bornemisza mounted an entire show around their commonalities). Sorolla documented the bourgeoisie of late-19th- and early-20th-century Spain as well as common people, and his gorgeous, often haunting, heavy oils are on display in what was his former home.