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  • Provenance

    La Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium; Private collection (acquired from the above in 2004)

  • Artist Biography

    Fernando Botero

    Colombian • 1932

    Colombian artist Fernando Botero is known for his voluptuous and exaggerated paintings, sculptures and drawings. He studied under Roberto Longhi, a renowned authority on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, obtaining a remarkable art historical knowledge of Western Classicism. This dialogue between an erudite education and religious art for the masses is the key in the development of his aesthetic.

    Botero was also influenced by Mexican muralism, with which he became acquainted while living in Mexico City. The monumental scale of the human forms in the murals gave rise to the voluminous figures for which he is best known. Botero's works make mordant comments on society's shortcomings; they also incorporate classical elements and are imbued with political satire and caricature.

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Reclining Woman (Donna Sdraiata)

Bronze with dark brown patina.
10 x 14 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (25.4 x 36.8 x 14.6 cm).
This work is from an edition of 6.

A Special Private Collection

22 Dec - 12 Feb
New York