Since the age of nineteen-the year of his first solo exhibition-Fernando Botero has delighted his audience with the joyfully rotund figures that populate his canvases. Like any great artist, he was compelled to paint the female form. More than 100 of his greatest works devoted to the theme of women are collected in this oversized, deluxe volume, ...
Since the age of nineteen-the year of his first solo exhibition-Fernando Botero has delighted his audience with the joyfully rotund figures that populate his canvases. Like any great artist, he was compelled to paint the female form. More than 100 of his greatest works devoted to the theme of women are collected in this oversized, deluxe volume, the design of which was overseen and directed by the artist himself. This book includes fifty unpublished works, numerous archival photographs, and vellum inserts printed with images made by Botero especially for the book. Botero never works from live models, as he feels it limits his creativity. The women in his work are inspired by the women he has known throughout his life-the vivacious neighborhood characters from his native Colombia. In the early 1950s, he left Colombia to study the paintings of great artists, such as Diego Velazquez and Piero della Francesca, all of which made a lasting impression on the artist. Accompanying the work of this incomparable artist is an introduction by one of the most respected Latin American writers of today, Carlos Fuentes.
(BOTERO, FERNANDO). Botero, Fernando. Introduction by Carlos Fuentes. BOTERO: WOMEN-SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST. Signed Presentation Copy from the Artist. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2003. First Edition. 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket-As Issued. 224pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "Botero: Women" is the beautifully produced 2003 hardbound monograph featuring an introduction by the late Latin American literary titan Carlos Fuentes accompanied by reproductions of over one hundred and fifty works on canvas and paper depicting the fairer gender as rendered by the renowned Colombian-born artist Fernando Botero between 1968 and 2002. A most handsome example featuring the BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED PRESENTATION "To.../ Botero 2003." in the year of publication in black marker on the half title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value-we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-8478-2555-8 Inventory Number: 024531.
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