The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents a major retrospective of Hyperrealism, an art movement which began in the US in the late 1960s and whose paintings were created to resemble a high-resolution photograph.
The exhibition begins with work by the movement's founders and senior exponents in America, such as Chuck Close, Richard Estes, John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Tom Blackwell, and Robert Cottingham.
It documents the American artists' subsequent influence on their European counterparts as well as following the evolution of Hyperrealism and examining the current generation of Hyperrealists.
Organised by the German Cultural Exchange Institute, the exhibition comprises 66 pieces from various public art institutions and private collections.
The show was previously displayed in Germany's Kunsthalle in Tübingen, and following the Thyssen‐Bornemisza it will travel to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in England.
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Pº del Prado 8, tel. +34913690151.