The exhibition Mimesis. Modern Realism 1918-1945, jointly organised by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Fundación Caja Madrid, focuses on the rise and spread of Realism in the years between the First and Second World Wars, a crucial period for the consolidation of avant-garde modern art. During these years, Realism was a vigorous force within painting and sculpture as well as film and literature, becoming one of the leading trends within modern art.