Item description for Botero: Abu Ghraib by David Ebony...
The world was shocked in 2003 by photographs revealing abuse of prisoners by U.S. guards at the notorius Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. In response, the reowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero created a series of riveting paintings and drawings that constitute an acerbic and poignant statement against violence and man's inhumanity to man. The 73-year-old artist, drawing on his knowledge of Renaissance art, has produced a body of works that are timely yet timeless, a vision of hell on earth belonging to a long tradition of artistic statements against war and violence that incluedes Goya's Caprichos and Picasso's Guernica, works by the Mexican muralists, the American artists Philip Guston and Leon Golub, and Botero's own 1980s responses to drug violence in Colombia.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.94" Width: 9.29" Height: 0.55" Weight: 1.68 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2006
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791337416 ISBN13 9783791337418
Availability 0 units.
More About David Ebony
Emily Mason has been teaching painting at Hunter College since 1979. She lives in New York City and West Brattleboro, Vermont. David Ebony is Associate Managing Editor of Art in America magazine. He is the author of "Carlo Maria Mariani" (Volker Huber, 2002). He lives in New York.
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Disturbing and Amazing Jul 28, 2008
I have always been enraptured by the work of Botero; I love his oddly-proportioned people whose immense, weighty bodies often teeter on tiny feet. Botero's off-kilter figures engaged in the horrors of Abu Ghraib make his work in this book even more compelling, disturbing and engaging.