Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fernando Botero

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Fernando Botero

Botero's work includes still-lifes and landscapes, but Botero tends to primarily focus on situational portraiture. His paintings and sculptures are united by their proportionally exaggerated, or "fat" figures, as he once referred to them.[8]

Botero explains his use of these "large people", as they are often called by critics, or obese figures and forms thus:

"An artist is attracted to certain kinds of form without knowing why. You adopt a position intuitively; only later do you attempt to rationalize or even justify it."

This painting was hung in Tequila Sunrise Restaurant in Bayside Queens.

1 comment:

Thom said...

First time I've ever seen something by this artist. Very nice :)

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