A new monograph dedicated to the great Latin American artist, gathering all his paintings made in the last thirty years.
I’m a painter of the old guard. I love painting, brushes, colors and palettes, and the smell of turpentine. I do my works using my hands. Artists, today, don’t really know what they are missing. Fernando Botero Botero has gained international fame, capturing the whimsy of life by painting corpulent and sometimes comical figures. The dilation of his subjects gives the figures an abstract, unreal, and even grotesque dimension. Studies in beauty and terror, Botero’s monumental figures can be sensual, and many are filled with pain and sorrow. This monograph presents the paintings realised in the last thirty years and created using his own unique language, which is a distinguishing feature of his work and an extraordinary blend of Latin American tradition and European painting. • The selection documents the artist’s career to date and a survey of Botero’s key works. Rudy Chiappini art critic and historian, has been director of the Modern Art Museum of Lugano (Switzerland) for over twenty years, curating exhibitions dedicated to Modigliani, Munch, Chagall, among the others.