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Botero, The Dancers


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The Dancers

Botero originally painted "The Dancers" in 1982.  This giant 48" by 38" (122 by 97 cm) hand painted oil painting is beautifully detailed and colorful.

Fernando Botero (born 1932)

Fernando Botero is a brilliant artist. He strives in all his work to capture an essential part of himself and his subjects through color and form. His work includes still-life and landscapes, but Botero tends to primarily focus on situational portraiture. His paintings and sculptures are, on first examination, noted for their exaggerated proportions and the corpulence of the human figures and animal figures. The "fat people" are often thought by critics to satirize the subjects and situations that Botero chooses to paint. Botero explains his use of obese figures and forms as such: "An artist is attracted to certain kinds of form without knowing why. You adopt a position intuitively; only later do you attempt to rationalize or even justify it." He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word, choosing what colors, shapes, and proportions to use based on intuitive aesthetic thinking.

Botero was born in Medellín, whose Catholic churches still maintained the Baroque style. His upbringing was marked by isolation from the traditional art venues such as museums and other cultural infrastructures. His heritage thusly informs his art.

In early 2004, Botero donated a series of 23 oil paintings and 27 drawings depicting different elements of the country's longlasting violence, created between 1999 and 2004, to the National Museum of Colombia, which were first publicly displayed between May 4 and June 11.

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 27 June, 2015.

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