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Hyperrealism Exhibition at the Thyssen Museum, until June 9

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Hyper-realistic painting by Don Eddy

If you have not yet had the opportunity to know thehyperrealist painting, until June 9 you have the opportunity to visit the Hyperrealism exhibition of the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, great spring novelty in the panorama of exhibitions in Madrid.

This striking pictorial trend was born in the United States at the end of the 60s in the last century, and in the Thyssen exhibition you can now see 50 works from private collections and museums, spanning from 1967 to 2012.

In the sample you have examples of the main representatives of American hyperrealism, such asRichard Estes, John baeder, Tom blackwell, Don Eddy, Ralph Goings or Chuck Close.


Arno at sunset from Brunelli

In this exhibition you see scenes and objects of everyday life, such as shop windows, urban landscapes, models of cars or motorcycles, fast food restaurants, and even machines of pinball. The artists first take photographs of these scenes, which they then portray with great precision, usually in large-format paintings.

In fact, photography is the recognized starting point of the work, and is again the apparent final result, although artists try to create a new graphic reality.

The exhibition is organized by a German cultural institute, and after having been exhibited for the first time in the German city of Tübingen, after passing through Madrid will go to the Birmingham museum in England.

The Visiting hours of the Hyperrealism exhibition at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid (Paseo del Prado, 8) are, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 19 hours, and Saturdays, from 10 to 21 hours, with last access one hour before.

Theticket prices they are, generally, 8 euros; reduced, 5.50 euros (over 65, pensioners, students with prior accreditation and large families); and free entry for children under 12 and citizens in legal unemployment.


Charles Bell's Paragon

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