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Nudo Sulla Sedia, 2010 Oil on Canvas Painting by Fernando Botero

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Fernando Botero
Nudo Sulla Sedia, 2010
Oil on Canvas
35 by 47 centimeters

Fernando Botero is a Colombian artist known for his paintings and sculptures of inflated human and animal shapes.

As a youth, Botero attended a school for matadors for several years, but his true interest was in art. While still a teenager, he began painting and was inspired by the pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial art that surrounded him as well as by the political work of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. His own paintings were first exhibited in 1948, and two years later, in Bogotá, he had his first one-man show. While studying painting in Madrid in the early 1950s, he made his living by copying paintings housed in the Prado Museum—particularly those of his idols at the time, Francisco de Goya and Diego Velázquez—and selling them to tourists. He spent much of the rest of the decade studying the art treasures of Paris and Florence.

Throughout the 1950s Botero began experimenting with proportion and size. When he moved to New York City in 1960, he had developed his trademark style: the depiction of round, corpulent humans and animals. In these works he referenced Latin-American folk art in his use of flat, bright colour and boldly outlined forms. Many of his paintings from the period include bordello scenes and nudes, which possess comic qualities that challenge and satirize sexual mores, and portraits of families, which possess a gentle, affectionate quality.

Donated by: Fernando Botero
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Nudo Sulla Sedia, 2010 Oil on Canvas Painting by Fernando Botero

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