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Botero: Abu Ghraib [Paperback]

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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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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.94" Width: 9.29" Height: 0.55"
Weight:   1.68 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 30, 2006
Publisher   Prestel Publishing
ISBN  3791337416  
ISBN13  9783791337418  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

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