Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fernando Botero

  Fernando Botero Angulo

born in Medellin , Colombia on April 19 1932

he's a figurative artist and sculptor 


his work feature a figurative style some people call it "Boterismo"

and this style gives his work unmistakeable identity

he is known for painting people in tremendous ,exaggerated & disproportionate   volumetry

he is self titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" 

he won the 1st place in "el salon de artistas colombianos " (colombian hall of fame) in 1958

"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 "

Botero's version of the monalisa

Botero's self portrait as Velazquez

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