Seated Man

About Fernando Botero

Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of influences, from Renaissance masters such as Giotto and Paolo Uccello to the 20th-century Abstract Expressionist movement, Fernando Botero’s signature style is characterized by the use of rotund figures and inflated forms. His 1961 work Mona Lisa, Age 12 exemplifies his use of the dynamic brushwork typical of Abstract Expressionism, although used to depict the figure rather than for pure abstraction. In addition to employing techniques from major movements, Botero’s paintings frequently emulate the subject matter and compositions of past masters, his bulbous renderings of these familiar images often interpreted as gestures of irony or caricature. The rounded appearance of Botero’s painted figures is mirrored in his sculptural work, usually fabricated in bronze at a large scale and often displayed in public.

Colombian, b. 1932, Medellín, Colombia

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
Icons of Art II, Opera Gallery, Dubai
2015
Tempo, Opera Gallery, Monaco
2015
Fernando Botero, Opera Gallery, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Summer Exhibition: Fernando Botero, David Benrimon Fine Art, New York
2016
Fernando Botero: Larger Than Life, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton
2015
Botero Beauty in Volume II, David Benrimon Fine Art, New York
2015
Fernando Botero, Opera Gallery, London
2014
Fernando Botero: Beauty in Volume, David Benrimon Fine Art, New York
2007
Fernando Botero, Contini Art Gallery, Milan

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
Icons of Art II, Opera Gallery, Dubai
2015
Tempo, Opera Gallery, Monaco
2015
BLACK + BLUE, KM Fine Arts, Chicago
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