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"Fernado Botero: Paintings and Large-scale Sculpture"
2001-09-29 until 2002-01-13
For the first time, the autumn 2001, Fernando Botero's ( b.1932)
paintings are shown in Sweden and at Moderna Museet. The exhibition,
produced in close collaboration with director David Elliott and Fernando
Botero himself, will then travel to several museums in USA.
Fernado Botero is the most famous Columbian artist on the international
scene. His fame is based on his naïve portraits of rotund men, women,
animals and still lifes.
The paintings, not seldom paraphrases of famous
art-historical pieces, radiate a peculiar stillness and mild satire. In
his paintings we can make acquaintances with Italian Renaissance
princes, Latin matrons, bull fighters, genial transvestites and charming
girls. Due to his family's high position in society, Botero could freely
hackle the corrupt ruling class of his country in his gentle and
Moderna Museet is also delighted to be able to , thanks to the Stockholm
City Art Council and the Columbian Embassy, show Botero's large scale
sculptures at Strandvägen during the exhibition.
In connection to the exhibition Moderna Museet will arrange activities
such as seminars, music and film.
oil on canvas