The Madrid Report

Watercolour painting of Plaza de Cibeles by Alexandra Sasse
‘Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid’ Alexandra Sasse. Watercolour 2016

What would make you drop everything? Last month I booked a ticket on Saturday and got on a  23 hour flight on Tuesday in a rush to see the MADRID REALIST exhibition in Spain. How uncommon to see contemporary paintings that are unafraid of either beauty or realism.

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Where Did All The Realist Art Go?

Contemporary realism: not all that glistens is gold. If you can’t spot the difference between Thomas Kinkade and any of the Spanish painters… you might as well live at McDonalds and start a swap card collection… Alexandra Sasse Realism has always been big in Spain, although like most of the contemporary art world there …

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