Fernando Botero

The Party , 2019
Graphite, colored pencil, and Watercolour on canvas, 130 x 100 cm

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About the artwork

In The Party, Botero draws a rotund pair having a conversation in what seems to be a social event. All the figures in the work possess his trademark voluptuous form. A piece that has an almost complete absence of sharp edges, The Party evokes a sense of calmness and joviality both due to the sensuality of forms and the subject matter. Wanting art to ‘be an oasis, a place or refuge from the hardness of life’, Botero creates works that are oddly peaceful and do not focus on shock value.

About the artist

Born in 1932 in Medellin, Colombia, Fernando Botero is an artistic living legend of our times. A prolific artist and creator of the signature style ‘Boterismo’, the artist’s rounded musings have made him a global figure in the contemporary art world, and the artistic ambassador of Colombian pursuit. Rounded from convention, distinctive in spite of the commonplace, and tied to Colombian history and heritage - his curvaceous forms have reached monumental heights, and are collected by major museums, corporations and private collectors all over the world, including the United States, Korea, and Mexico City, to name a few.

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