Fernando Botero, ‘Still life with Playing Cards’, 1994, Painting, Oil on canvas, Galerie Thomas
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Fernando Botero

Still life with Playing Cards, 1994

Oil on canvas
40 3/10 × 49 1/2 in
102.3 × 125.8 cm
.
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Munich
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Galerie Thomas
Munich

Fernando Botero's works fascinate the viewer by their vitality and their individual pictorial …

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Hand-signed by artist, signed and dated lower right
Fernando Botero
Colombian, b. 1932
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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.

Fernando Botero, ‘Still life with Playing Cards’, 1994, Painting, Oil on canvas, Galerie Thomas
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Galerie Thomas
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Fernando Botero's works fascinate the viewer by their vitality and their individual pictorial language. Still lifes have a special place in his oeuvre. With his still lifes Botero continues the tradition of the masters of the Spanish baroque still life such as Juan Sánchez Cotán or Francisco de Zurbarán, "who …

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Hand-signed by artist, signed and dated lower right
Fernando Botero
Colombian, b. 1932
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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.

Fernando Botero

Still life with Playing Cards, 1994

Oil on canvas
40 3/10 × 49 1/2 in
102.3 × 125.8 cm
.
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Location
Munich
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