Fernando Botero

Overview

With whimsical irony and a style reminiscent of the old masters, Fernando Botero (born 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. This and more recent sculptural work by the popular artist are explored in this colorful study.
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Overview

With whimsical irony and a style reminiscent of the old masters, Fernando Botero (born 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. This and more recent sculptural work by the popular artist are explored in this colorful study.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783822821299
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Series: Basic Art Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,011,308
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Comienzos en Colombia Medellin y Bogota 6
Aprendizaje en Europa 14
Mexico: el eslabon perdido Mexico y Bogota 20
El reto de Nueva York 30
Por que pinta Botero gordos? Deformacion como principio formal 48
El taller del artista Paris - Nueva York - Montecarlo - Pietrasanta 64
America Latina como tema 76
Fernando Botero escultor 88
Biografia 92
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