The enigmatic, fleshy paintings and drawing of Fernando Botero have long exerted a particular fascination among his many collectors, admirers and ...Show synopsisThe enigmatic, fleshy paintings and drawing of Fernando Botero have long exerted a particular fascination among his many collectors, admirers and even his critics. This beautifully designed and illustrated volume presents drawings and paintings on canvas from 1987 to 1997, with the vast majority of the 150 works being never before published.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good. Size: 4to-over 9Â¾"-12" tall; Tight clean unmarked...Very Good. Size: 4to-over 9Â¾"-12" tall; Tight clean unmarked with bright white pages, interior new looking, boards undamaged with a small white mark on back board, NO dust jacket, Very Good/NO Jacket, interview with Botero by Ana Maria Escallon.
Description:New. 8843573756. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never...New. 8843573756. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--Text in Italian. 152 pp. With 121 ills. (93 col. ). 28 x 25 cm.
Description:New. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--24 (20)...New. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--24 (20) pages, Twelve Sculptures, Paintings and Works on Paper by the artist; all works illustrated in color.
Description:Color Plates. Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author Signed by...Color Plates. Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author Signed by Botero on free end page. The drawings and paintings illustrated in this newly revised and beautifully designed volume provide a wonderful chronicle of Fernando Botero's creative life from 1982 to the present. Culled from extensive conversations, the accompanying text brings to the reader the voice of an artist who regards painting as a "physical necessity" declaring that "when I think of reality, I think of a painted reality." Many of these images of generals and prostitutes, lovers and solitary men, horses and cows, bishops and ladies gathered in gardens-have never been published before. Impassive and seemingly mute, Botero's people nevertheless inhabit their world with a fullness and sensuousness that is unforgettable and powerful. The matches and groups of works on these pages have been made by the artist himself, who has attended to the book with the same affection brought to each painting and drawing. In the process of creating this volume he has joined forces with Paola Gribaudo, the Turin-based designer who has collaborated with him for thirteen years. In oil or pastel on canvas, each stroke of the brush or movement of the hand is made with the knowledge that it will create another small but important part of the rich and enigmatic world for which he is so well known. Rounding out the volume are a list of illustrated works, list of exhibitions, and selected bibliography. As the reader turns these pages, a portrait of the artist as inventor of his own life emerges that is every bit as compelling as the pictures he has brought into being. How was this young Colombian transformed into an international artist who lives and works in new York, Paris, Monte Carlo, and Tuscany? We learn of the "journey within the journey." Of Botero drawing "like a painter, creating the volumes from the inside out." His studies of Caravaggio, Ingres, Van Eyck, and Goya inform his view that it is finally the familiar, local world that is universal and memorable.
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