Fernando Botero to Showcase "Fat Figures" at Art Fair Philippines
Most artists have a penchant for breaking the rules or going beyond the status quo—be it
Fernando Botero is one of the featured artists for Art Fair Philippines 2019.
In a 2010 interview, Botero used the phrase "fat figures" to describe his collection of neo-figurative paintings. He is most known for the portrait “La
familia presidencial" (1967)
"Mona Lisa, Age 12"
He also repainted the face of Mona Lisa as a 12-year-old child with a pudgy form in 1959, which somehow evokes how Botero copied paintings of European masters while traveling the continent and visiting the museums in Paris and Italy in the early 1950s. It was his way of studying the techniques of Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez, Paolo Uccello, and Piero
"Rubens and His Wife"
"Tribute to Bonnard" (1972)
In the late 1970s, Botero started creating sculptures which focused on rotund subjects. Some of his most popular bronze figures include "The Left Hand" (1992) and "Maternity" (1989).
The artist currently lives and works between Paris, France, New York, and Tuscany. Most of his works are on display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museo Botero in Bogotá.
Art Fair Philippines 2019 runs from February 22 to 24 at The Link, Parkway Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City. For more information, visit
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
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