The Baroque World of Fernando Botero

The Baroque World of Fernando Botero

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Colombian-born Fernando Botero (b. 1932) 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 Boteroa€™s worka€”commentary on colonialism, political instability in Latin America, and the vernacular artistic traditions of the region, as well as European art history. Accompanying the artista€™s first American retrospective in over thirty years, The Baroque World of Fernando Botero is the most extensive study of his life and work to date. Drawn exclusively from Boteroa€™s private collection, the 100 works featured in this book, including previously unpublished paintings and drawings, represent the full scope of his oeuvre from a uniquely personal perspective. Many of thesea€”portraits of friends and family members and remembered scenesa€”have remained in the artista€™s possession since their creation, while others he has bought back over the years as markers of significant developments in his career. Three essays examine the artista€™s creative life, from the aesthetic environment in which Botero developed his unique style to his catalyzing influence on the Colombian art world of the 1960s and 70s.Catalogue, essays by Didier Imbert and Solange Auzias de Turenne. ... Traveled to Corpus Christi, Art Museum of South Texas; Lexington, University of Kentucky Art Museum; Lafayette, Louisiana, University Art Museum; Naples, Florida, anbsp;...

Title:The Baroque World of Fernando Botero
Author:John Sillevis, David Elliott, Edward J. Sullivan
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2006


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