Mimesis: Realismos Modernos (Modern Realism) is an exhibition, jointly arranged between the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Fundación Caja Madrid, which will display the diffusion of realism between the first and second word wars. It charts the development of Realism as something which started out strongly but which finised up weakened by economic, political and social problems.Here is what the press release has to say:
"This period saw a profound re-examination of the ideas and structures that had previously provided the basis of Western society, and Realism came to the fore as one of the main trends in modern art. In clear opposition to the subjective nature of the early 20th century avant-garde movements, Realist artists focused on representing the reality that surrounded them. To do so, they were obliged to develop a style appropriate to the new age and thus contributed to a better understanding of modern man."
The exhibition runs from the 11th October until the 8th January and includes work from André Derain, Otto Dix, Edward Hopper, José Gutiérrez Solana, Joan Miró, Balthus, Julio González and others.
Thyssen: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fundación Caja Madrid: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thyssen: 5 Euros (9 Euros includes General Admision)
Fundación Caja Madrid: FREE
Thyssen: Paseo del Prado, 8 (Metro: Banco de España)
Fundación Caja Madrid: Plaza de San Martín, 1 (Metro: Sol)
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum