• APR 09 to JUN 30
    Group Exhibition
    Hiperrealismo 1967-2012


    • Group Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    APR 09 to JUN 30, 2013

    The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collections are open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 19pm. Mondays closed. The Galleries will be emptied five minutes before closing time. NOTICES AND SPECIAL OPENINGS: • On 6, 7 and 8 December the opening times of the temporary exhibitions Gauguin and the Voyage to the Exotic, The Art of Cartier and 4 will be extended to 10.00 to 22.00 for the Constitution Day holiday. Due to the anticipated high visitor numbers, the Museum recommends tickets advance purchase. Last entry at 21.00. Opening hours for visiting the Permanent Collections will remain the same, from 10.00 to 19.00. On Sunday 9 December the Museum as a whole will open from 10.00 to 19.00 . • On Saturdays the temporary exhibitions remain open until 22.00. The Museum is closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December. Opening hours on 24 and 31 December are 10am to 3pm.

    Event Location

    Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Palacio de Villahermosa, Paseo del Prado 8. Madrid 28014 Spain

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    In the late 1960s the USA saw the emergence of a new trend in painting that focused on the realistic representation of scenes and objects from everyday American life. The artists involved always used photography as preliminary documentation for their works. This movement achieved its first recognition when it was shown at Documenta in Kassel in 1972. The exhibition to be held at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in 2013 will offer the first complete survey of Hyperrealism. It will start with the great American artists of the first generation such as Richard Estes, John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Tom Blackwell, Chuck Close and Robert Cottingham, then move on to Hyperrealism in Europe and to artists of subsequent generations. Many of the works on display will be loaned from the collection of Louis K. Meisel, whose gallery has become the focal point of the movement. Meisel promoted Hyperrealism from its outset both within and outside the USA, supporting and discovering new artists. His gallery continues to be the key reference point for this trend today.

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