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Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Beauty of Botero I







Fernando Botero, is a Colombian figurative artist. His works feature a figurative style, called by some "Boterismo", which gives them an unmistakable identity. Botero depicts women, men, daily life, historical events and characters, milestones of art, still-life, animals and the natural world in general, with exaggerated and disproportionate volumetry, accompanied by fine details of scathing criticism, irony, humor, and ingenuity.
Self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, he came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. Working most of the year in Paris, in the last three decades he has achieved international recognition for his paintings, drawings and sculpture, with exhibitions across the world. His art is collected by major museums, corporations and private collectors.

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5 comments :

Irina said...

I never heard about him till my drawing teacher brought the album of Botero's to the class. Amazing power, specially his "Circus people" and "Abu Ghraib" series.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Fantastic pictures!
Well done!
Greetings, Angela

Japy said...

Me encantan las fotos y la escultura con esas formas redondeadas. Un abrazo.

Fotonita said...

I like this serie! Well photographed Carraol!
Greetings, Anita!

Fotonita said...

I like this serie! Well photographed Carraol!
Greetings, Anita!

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