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The Baroque World of Fernando Botero

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Colombian-born Fernando Botero (b. 1932) is a painter, sculptor, and draftsman renowned for his extravagantly rounded figures combining the polish and excess of Spanish colonial baroque with the social realism of the Mexican muralists. Their humorous exaggeration belies the more serious content of Botero’s work—commentary on colonialism, political instability in Latin Amer ...more
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published March 28th 2007 by Yale University Press (first published February 20th 2007)
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There have been many books written about Colombian-born artist, Fernando Botero; Botero the sculptor, Botero and his women, Botero and the circus, Botero and Abu Graib, Botero and his drawings, Botero and the still lifes. But for a strong, comprehensive view of this man born of little means who amassed great fortune, known for his voyeuristic works of some of the greatest artists throughout history, The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, written and compiled by John Sillevis, will launch your int ...more
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