Fernando Botero is a Medellin-born, Colombian artist that is famous for painting and sculpting people and objects that are exaggeratedly enormous. I had visited the Botero Museum in Bogota, but being that Medellin is his home town, it’s almost a given that you need to stop by and check out Plaza Botero and the Museo de Antioquia.
The figures painted by Botero are not really ‘fat’ but his expression of sensuality and form. Botero himself refers to his figures as “voluminous and a deformation to exalt volume.” His artwork is quite unique and Plaza Botero in Medellin contains a large number of his sculptures.
Inside the Museo de Antioquia, there are a large number of Botero paintings, including the famed Pablo Escobar painting after he was shot by the police in Medellin.
A few of the other pieces enjoyed from my morning of art culture.