As part of 400th anniversary of the Japan-Spain relations program, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is presenting The Marvelous Real, an exhibition featuring 50 works by 27 artists from Spain and Latin American countries selected from the collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC). 
Realism has featured in Spanish art since the 17th century through exponents such as Velázquez and Goya. The “real” of Spanish art does not refer to technique in which the subject is replicated in fine detail, but derives from the obsession to depict what they see as the “real.
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