Famed for his modern art and rendering of human, animal and still life compositions, this is a celebration of the works of Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero.
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.
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art Series features:
|The Beginnings in Colombia Medellin and Bogota||p. 6|
|Apprenticeship in Europe||p. 14|
|Mexico: The "Missing Link" Mexico and Bogota||p. 20|
|The Challenge of New York||p. 30|
|Why Does Botero Paint Fat People? Deformation as a Formal Principle||p. 48|
|The Artist's Studio Paris - New York - Monte Carlo - Pietrasanta||p. 64|
|Latin America as Theme||p. 76|
|Fernando Botero the Sculptor||p. 88|
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Series: Basic Art Ser.
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st October 2003
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 18.6 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.36