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Botero : Basic Art Series - Marianne Hanstein


Basic Art Series


Published: 1st October 2003
For Ages: 13+ years old
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Pleasantly plump. 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:

  • 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 colour illustrations with explanatory captions
About 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.

The Beginnings in Colombia Medellin and Bogotap. 6
Apprenticeship in Europep. 14
Mexico: The "Missing Link" Mexico and Bogotap. 20
The Challenge of New Yorkp. 30
Why Does Botero Paint Fat People? Deformation as a Formal Principlep. 48
The Artist's Studio Paris - New York - Monte Carlo - Pietrasantap. 64
Latin America as Themep. 76
Fernando Botero the Sculptorp. 88
Biographyp. 92
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ISBN: 9783822821299
ISBN-10: 3822821292
Series: Basic Art Ser.
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st October 2003
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 18.6  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.36