If you think you see a grandmother with a baby, well you better look closer – it’s not what it seems

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum in Spain stands out as a hub for art that confuses reality with illusion. Renowned for its extensive collection, the museum showcases pieces from legends like Van Dyck and El Greco to modern masters such as Mary Cassatt. Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

A standout feature of the museum is its hyperrealistic sculptures. These masterpieces, detailed down to skin texture and garment folds, might deceive you into believing they’re real people. A notable example is a sculpture that seemingly portrays a grandmother with a newborn – a testament to the artist’s impeccable skill.

Quoting an unnamed source, “The highest form of art is one that leaves no trace of its creation.” For anyone seeking an art experience that defies reality, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is a must-visit. As Aristotle put it, “Art not only imitates nature but also completes its deficiencies.”