The best sculptures of Fernando Botero
Fernando Botero is a painter and sculptor of columbian origin, but he commands a great respect worldwide, due to his great personality and his way of translating it into each of his works, which makes them unique and indisputably beautiful. Each of Botero’s works is recognisable as his just by looking at it, without the necessity to confirm with the signature.
At Buysculpture we admire the trajectory of today’s artists, who inspire us and serve us as an example. Therefore we offer works of art such as our great quality bronze sculptures created by the best contemporary artists of Europe.
Fernando Botero, his early works
When he turned 19, after studying in Madrid and Florence, Fernando Botero returned to his hometown, Bogotá, where he made his first personal exhibition.
Botero returned to Europe where he entered the academies of the main capitals, although he was mainly self-taught. He also studied in Mexico and the United States.
The paintings of this great artist are clearly influenced by his studies in Florence. With a clear Renaissance inspiration, but also a strongly influenced by his Colombian roots and the Spanish Baroque painters.
Both his paintings and his sculptures show rounded forms, with volumes exaggerated in relation to the space in which they are. Totally novel and original, different from the ones previously seen. And that makes them his seal of identity, something that makes us identify them instantly as his.
But all this is possibly ugly, exaggerated figures, no more than a satirical way of showing a specific subject by the hand with a brush or a chisel. And this brilliant artist uses his critical sense of humor as a tool to denounce form the sarcastic society in which we live.
The most known sculptures by Botero
Since 1976 Botero has dedicated himself more intensely to sculpture. A year later he held an exhibition in Paris where he exhibited thirteen sculptures. And a year after he presented 32 works in Hannover.
Each sculptural piece draws more attention, as Botero continues in his line of excessive exaggeration. And both the whole figures as well as those of parts of the body, are really impressive.
They are piece of great quality, elevated to the absurd by their forms. But worked with a divine exquisiteness, worthy of a great genius.
In 1992 Botero held an exhibition on the Champs Elysees in Paris and a year later at the Fifth Avenue in New York.
At present, some of his best sculptural works are to be seen in the street so that we can all enjoy them, is the case of:
- The Dog, in Medellín (Colombia)
- The Obduction of Europe, in Madrid
- The Great Bird, in Singapur
- The Horse, in Medellín (Colombia)
- Woman with mirro, in Madrid
- The Motherhood, in Oviedo
- The Cat, in Medellín (Colombia)
- The Hand, in Madrid
- The Roman, in Medellín (Colombia)
- Woman, in Milán
But these are just some of them, since this great artist has countless pieces distributed throughout the world.
From BuySculpture we join Fernando Botero’s philosophy of innovation, to look for new and original ways. And that’s why we offer at our art gallery a great variety of pieces that will surprise you with their different styles and materials.