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If You Think This Is A Photo Of An Old Lady And Her Grandson, You Need To Look Again

Yes, your eyes deceive you. What looks like a living breathing grandmother with her grandchild is, in fact, an artist's hyperrealistic sculpture! Hyperrealism is a style of art (not just limited to sculpture) where the artist's aim is to create something that looks as if it were real. Hyperrealistic paintings, for instance, often look like an HD photograph.

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (known locally as "Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao") in Bilbao, Spain recently held an exhibition titled Hyperrealist Sculpture 1973-2016, featuring 34 works by 26 artists who are most representative of this movement. Here are some of our favorites.

"Back to Square One. 2015. Silicone, hair, fabric, cardboard, and leather. Variable dimensions."

Peter Land

Peter Land

"Cornered. 2011."

Mark Sijan

The details on the feet, nails, and wrinkles are truly mind-blowing, and the expressiveness of her face is so compelling.

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"General's Twin. 2009-2011. Oil on resin. 61x38x20 cm."

Carole A. Feuerman

Look at the attention to detail - you can see the pores of the skin and almost feel them, but it's all just oil and resin.

"Woman and Child. 2010. Mixed technique. 145x40x40 cm."

Sam Jinks

How impressive is this? Everything is perfect, right down to the baby's clenched fists and newborn "glow."

Sam Jinks

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"Traveller. 1989."

Duane Hanson

Is it a sculpture or a bored hipster?

"Ordinary Man. 2009-2010. Polyester resin, fiberglass, silicone hair. 220x180x85 cm."

Zharko Basheski

Zharko Basheski

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H/T: Bright Side | Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao