Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Fernando Botero

 

Fernando Botero ( April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor born in Medellín, Colombia.

The Study of Vermeer

 

His signature style, also known as “Boterismo”, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece.

Dead Bishops

 

The inflated proportions of his figures are depicted using flat, bright color and prominently outlined forms — a nod to Latin-American folk art.

Marie Antoinette

 

And while his works include still-life and landscapes, Botero has typically concentrated on his emblematic situational portraiture.

Rubens and his Wife

 

For Botero, the volume of his characters allows him to emphasize and highlight certain features, showing the sensuality of form.

 

The Family

 

He loves painting and creating sculptures, especially replicas of famous paintings or celebrities.

Battista-Sorza after Piero Della Francesca

 

He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world.

The First Lady

 

More of  Fernando Botero’s whimsical art can be found at https://www.wikiart.org/en/fernando-botero.