Fernando Botero

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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 ...

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Overview

Pleasantly plump

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.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

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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: 1,247,770
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mariana Hanstein, a native of Chile, studied art history in Munich, Bonn. and Venice. She is an art historian who has published works about Peter Paul Rubens and 18th century Venetian painting and was an art critic and editor of the art market section of the German newspaper Die Welt for almost ten years. Hanstein lives and works in Cologne.

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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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