May 30 – August 16, 2009
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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is pleased to present, The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, the artist’s first American retrospective in over 30 years.
The unforgettable works of the Colombian painter, sculptor, and draftsman resonate with thought-provoking political and social commentary. His exaggeratedly rounded forms depict the comedy of human life – moving or wry, baroque in expression, sometimes with a mocking observation, sometimes with a deep, elementary emotion.
Drawn exclusively from Botero’s private collection, the 100 works featured in this exhibition, including previously unpublished paintings and drawings, represent the full scope of his oeuvre from a uniquely personal perspective. Many of these—portraits of friends and family members and remembered scenes—have remained in the artist’s possession since their creation, while others he has bought back over the years as markers of significant developments in his career.
The Fine Arts Center is the only Colorado museum to host this exhibition, one on a very limited nationwide tour.
Group tours can be arranged by contacting the FAC at 719.477.4345 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Citing Precedent: Evoking Tradition
- Picturing Anguish: Latin American Colonial Baroque
- The Mind’s Eye: Homage to His Masters
- Symbols of Transience: Foreboding Still Lifes
- Images of Power: Aspects of Violence
- Vivid Reflections: The South American Way
- Expressive Subtlety: Master Drawings
- Play of Volumes: Boterian Baroque
The Baroque World of Fernando Botero is accompanied by a fully illustrated, full-color exhibition catalogue. Author Dr. Sillevis is the creator of more than 20 important exhibitions since 1978 on subjects ranging from Van Gogh and
This exhibition is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia.
The Baroque World of Fernando Botero is sponsored by:
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