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Botero: Paintings and Drawings (Art Flexi Series) [Paperback]

By Werner Spies (Editor)
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This flexi edition of the popular Prestel title features Fernando Botero's most famous paintings and drawings.

One of the most celebrated living artists in Latin America , Botero has gained international fame capturing the whimsy of life by painting corpulent and comical figures. His wide-ranging subject matter is deeply rooted in his South American heritage and includes portraits, bordello scenes, nudes, bullfights, landscapes and still lifes. The paintings and drawings collected in this book provide a comprehensive overview of the artist's work in these media and fascinating glimpse into his unique artistic world. The book also includes an introduction that discusses Botero's place in contemporary art, a fascinating interview with the artist, biographical notes as well as six short stories by the artist, rounding out this compelling book on Botero's paintings and drawings.

Fernando Botero describes himself as "the most Colombian of Colombian painters." His vibrantly colorful pictures of voluptuously plump personalities from every walk of life have been exhibited widely since the 1960s, when they stood in stark contrast to the prevalence of abstract expressionism in New York's art scene. Influenced by the baroque, Latin American folk art, and Italian fresco, as well as the works of artists such as Velzquez, Goya, and Titian, Botero states, "I have no metaphysical messages. I consider myself a painter, nothing more." This pocket-sized booklet of 18 detachable postcards includes a charming array of his humorous and colorful figurative images. --A.C. Smith

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Item Specifications...

Pages   179
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7.75" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2007
Publisher   Prestel Publishing
ISBN  3791338064  
ISBN13  9783791338064  

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More About Werner Spies

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Werner Spies was born in Tuebingen in 1937, and since 1975 he has been a professor of 20th century art at the D sseldorf Art Academy. He was head of the MusEe National de l'Art Moderne at the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris from 1997-2000. Spies has gained international recognition as a critic and essayist, authoring several seminal works on 20th-century art in addition to editing a catalogue raisonnE of the works of Max Ernst.

Werner Spies currently resides in Paris. Werner Spies was born in 1937.

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2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Painting > General
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Artists, A-Z > General

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