May 25, 2009

The Baroque World of Fernando Botero at The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

"The unforgettable works of the Colombian painter, sculptor, and draftsman resonate with thought-provoking political and social commentary. His exaggeratedly rounded forms depict the comedy of human life – moving or wry, baroque in expression, sometimes with a mocking observation, sometimes with a deep, elementary emotion".

"Drawn exclusively from Botero’s private collection, the 100 works featured in this exhibition, including previously unpublished paintings and drawings, represent the full scope of his oeuvre from a uniquely personal perspective. Many of these—portraits of friends and family members and remembered scenes—have remained in the artist’s possession since their creation, while others he has bought back over the years as markers of significant developments in his career". (FAC Website)

Fernando Botero, After Velazquez, 2005

Fernando Botero, Dancer at the Barre, 2001

Fernando Botero, After Piero della Francesca, 1998

Fernando Botero, The English Ambassador, 1987

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