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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum hosts an amazing temporary exhibition that focuses on the art of trompe l'oeil. Until next May 22 enjoy this exhibition that will make you strive to differentiate fact from fiction, read on!

The exhibition is designed around the idea of trompe l'oeil, the ability to paint or make a work of art so that it cannot be differentiated from reality. Optical tricks, illusions, perspectives and a careful play of light and shapes are the vehicle for the works in the exhibition, which spans multiple periods and different styles. The essential thing is to articulate the history of pictorial illusionism, how artists of different periods have made their works trying to mimic the real.

The exhibition is, therefore, a long journey through this particular artistic genre. Historically, works from the fifteenth century, the Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism and other nineteenth-century currents are presented, leading up to the most current illusory art. 

The works are presented in thematic blocks, so that the same section groups works from different periods. The visitor will visit spaces dedicated to the traditional still life, to the game of framing and framing, or to the work with walls and walls that make a game of perspectives. There will be space for subgenres of trompe l'oeil, such as the quodlibet, as well as a thematic area dedicated to the representatives of the genre in the United States.

The exhibition takes the visitor up to the present day. The "Modern trompe l'oeil" section houses works from the 20th and 21st centuries that stand out for their skill and ability to simulate other realities. Madrid artist Isidro Blasco has created an original sculpture specifically to close the exhibition.

Don't miss this stimulating exhibition, discover all the possibilities of trompe l'oeil!


More information: "Hyperreal. The Art of Trompe l'oeil"

Créditos Imagen: Hyperreal © Thyssen-Bornemisza