Inflated Animal and Human Shapes in the Art of Fernando Botero

Life and art of Fernando Botero

Born in 1932 in Medellin, Colombia, Fernando Botero did not have any distinguishable aptitude for painting or sculpture from the very beginning. Love and passion for art came to him naturally. Fernando Botero drew inspiration from the Baroque style of churches in the city where he lived. In 1958, he won his first prize at Salón de Artistas Colombianos. Since then, many top-notch galleries have been exhibiting Botero’s works, and his list of awards continues to fill up with new achievements. Today, the art of Fernando Botero is iconic and highly appreciated by both critics and amateurs, while Botero himself is considered the most influential artist of Latin America.

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Online magazine about art, culture, antiques, jewelry, high-end watches, cutting-edge cars, yachts, and everything related to luxury lifestyle.