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  • Known as: Painter, sculptor
  • Born: April 19, 1932 in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

    Colombian artist of recognizable 'fat' figures and exaggerated forms, initially influenced by Goya and Velazquez, e.g. Princess Margarita after Velazquez (1978).

    Source: The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists (World of Art)

    Biog. II

    Botero is a painter, sculptor, and draftsman renowned for his extravagantly rounded figures combining the polish and excess of Spanish colonial baroque with the social realism of the Mexican muralists. Their humorous exaggeration belies the more serious content of Botero’s work—commentary on colonialism, political instability in Latin America, and the vernacular artistic traditions of the region, as well as European art history.

    Biog. III

    With whimsical irony and a style reminiscent of the old masters, Fernando Botero (b.1932) began painting caricatured animals and corpulent bodies with disproportionate heads at a time when his contemporaries were fervently rejecting figurative work in favor of abstraction. More recently he has expanded into sculpture, creating delightful large-scale bronze works portraying the same sorts of voluminous figures he so loved to paint. Like the writings of Gabriel García Márquez or the music of Astor Piazzola, Botero`s work has come to represent modern Latin American culture.

    Source: Fernando Botero (Taschen Art Album)

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Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Bath 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Ballerina to the Handrail 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Dancers, 1987 
Artist: Fernando Botero
    Title:  Los Musicos 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  La Lettera 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Picadors 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Family 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Nude 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  I Giocatori di Carte 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Mona Lisa 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  High Society 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Flowers 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  The Arnolfini 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  A Couple 
Artist: Fernando Botero
    Title:  Mother Superior 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Still Life with Le Journal 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Man's Best Friend 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Los Cigarros, 197 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Portrait of Velazquez 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Cama 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  La Muneca 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  El Pueblo 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Still Life with Mandolin 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Saint George 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Bedroom 
Artist: Fernando Botero
    Title:  Massacre of the Innocents 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Self-Portrait with Flag 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  The Horse 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Il Gabbiano 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  I Musicisti 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Massacre of the Innocents 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Massacre of the Innocents 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Walk through the Hills, 1981 
Artist: Fernando Botero Title:  Massacre of the Innocents 
Artist: Fernando Botero

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