He began to concentrate on forms rather than individual brushstrokes, and the surfaces of objects appeared almost sculptural. In 1964, he married a second time, to Cecilia Zambrano. David Botero, a salesman who traveled by horseback, died of a heart attack when Fernando was four. His work continued to be shown in galleries worldwide. None of that: the ugliness of the figures of Botero is what he is, or deeper or more far away than it is. They had a son, Pedro, born in 1974, who was killed in 1979 in a car accident in which Botero was also injured. He returned to Bogota in 1958, and his daughter, Lina, was born.
He based the works on reports of United States forces' abuses of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison during the Iraq War. He used the money he was paid to attend high school at the Liceo de Marinilla de Antioquia. The people and objects in his paintings were inflated, giving them presence, weight, and a round sensuality. Fernando Botero has never tried to justify his art style; he simply believes that every artist has their own unique style which speaks to them somehow. Fernando Botero, also known as Fernando Botero Angulo born April 19, 1932 in Medellin, Colombia is a Colombian artist, painter and sculptor. In recent decades, he has lived most of the time in Paris, but spends one month a year in his native city of Medellín.
Each form of Botero aims to be, well, a total world. In Madrid, Botero studied at the Academia de San Fernando. He created 25 metal sculptures that began from sketches. He served 30 months and was released on February 12, 1998. Although he entered the above mentioned academies, continued forming based on read, visit museums and, above all, paint, as he himself would say.
From there he moved to Paris, where he spent a summer studying old masters at the Louvre. Some of Botero's teachers began to express disapproval of his work, and he received several warnings about nudity in his newspaper illustrations. He had begun to receive more American recognition, yet he felt at once that he was more tuned into the European sensibility. In 2006, after having focused exclusively on the Abu Ghraib series for over 14 months, Botero returned to the themes of his early life such as the family and maternity. In 1995 a guerrilla group blew up a sculpture of a dove, The Bird, that Bonero had donated to the city.
Botero cast a new dove for the plaza but insisted the remnants of the original remain so that the sculptures could represent peace and violence. He also painted works in which he interpreted the styles of Manet and Bonnard. They had a son, Pedro, born in 1974, who was killed in 1979 in a car accident in which Botero was also injured. The Medellin site includes an area that was razed to create a sculpture garden, while the Bogota gift is housed in a 12-room gallery prepared for the collection. He used these funds to move to Europe and study art. The artist was appointed professor for painting at the Bogotá art academy and gradually became the most important young artist in Colombia. In 1966, Botero's work had its first European exhibition in Baden-Baden, Germany.
In the elaborate dedication of his painting technique is the presence of the great painters of the Spanish Baroque and the strong personality of Goya. But the Colombian drama is so out of proportion that today you can't ignore the violence, the thousands displaced and dead, the processions of coffins. Botera has even made fun of himself in a self-portrait he made in 1992; it was his signature style of a bloated face and tiny human body. Valdivieso is a cousin of the late Luis Carlos Galán, a charismatic presidential candidate assassinated in 1989 by the for his political views. Few paintings sold, and Botero was compelled to work at non-artistic employment. The second of three boys, Botero attended a Jesuit on a scholarship starting at age 12. By 1965, his painting had acquired greater sophistication.
He started painting in a monochromatic palette and using looser brushstrokes. In 1951 he had his first one-man exhibition--consisting of 25 oils, drawings, watercolors, and gouaches--at the Galerias de Arte Foto-Estudio Leo Matiz. Botero became fascinated by the art of the Flemish master Rubens and created a number of paintings inspired by him. In 1948, Botero at age 16 had his first illustrations published in the Sunday supplement of the El Colombiano, one of the most important newspapers in Medellín. He donated 119 pieces to the Museum of Antioquia.
In 1966, Botero's work had its first European exhibition in Baden-Baden, Germany. Since the birth of his son, Pedro, from his second marriage in 1970, the artist captured all phases of his son's life in his art. Presented in 2005 at the Venice Palace in Rome, the disturbing power of this collection of fifty canvases also testified that pulse and the creativity of the artist has not waned at all over the years. His uncle also enrolled him in matador school, which he attended for two years, and the images in his first drawings come from the world of bullfighting a watercolor of a matador is his first known work. As he sketched a mandolin, he placed a small dot where a larger sound hole should have been, making the mandolin suddenly seem enormous.
In his Une Famille Botero represented the Colombian family, a subject often painted in the seventies and eighties. . Four more sculptures can be found in Medellín's Berrio Park and San Antonio Plaza nearby. His art is collected by many major international museums, corporations, and private collectors. In 2003, the High Tribunal of Bogotá confirmed the charges, and Botero appealed the decision. Despite Escobar's death, the violence continued in Medellin, and Botero was the target of a failed kidnapping in 1994.