Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero is a famous portrait painter and sculptor from Colombia.

The artist is famous for painting nude women and portraits with consistently fat men and women but always with Botero’s equal mixture of abstract and charm. Botero was always respectful of his subjects and his unique approach to depicting them has proved extremely popular within some areas of the mainstream art public. This style of enlarging them is seen by many as adding character, even within some of his politically-themed artworks.

Having become known as the most famous living Latin-American artist, Botero has started to use his position to get across messages that are important to him, through his art.

Fernando Botero Prints, Posters & Paintings

Mona Lisa painting by Fernando Botero, photograph courtesy of Wikipedia.

Other artists who maybe of interest to you include Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera who can also be found on this site. Botero’s work include still-lifes and landscapes as you will see in the long list below, but Botero focuses most on portraits in certain situations. Both his handmade oil paintings and sculptures share a common use of “fat figures” as he has referred to them. These characters with their touches of artistic licence have helped gain Botero a great deal of success as art fans often connect positively with them as well as recognising their uniqueness.

Botero is classed by many as an abstract artist because of his relaxed accuracy in terms of body shape and depiction, prefering to invest his own desires and feelings into the works. Such original thinking is always going to attract others and a Colombian artist will always need to be both impressive and original if international audiences are going to both appreciate and buy his art.

Botero is well known for his 2005 Abu Ghraib collection which contains more than 85 paintings and 100 drawings. Fernando Botero Angulo is a Colombian figurative artist, self-titled “the most Colombian of Colombian artists”. He shot to fame originally when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958 and has since gone on to become one of the most famous contemporary and abstract artists across the world.

Famous Botero paintings can be seen below:

  • A Concert 1995
  • A Couple 1995
  • A Couple 1995
  • A Couple 1999
  • A Family 1996
  • A Lawyer 1995
  • A Man And A Woman 1989
  • A Thief 1994
  • A Thief 1994
  • After Piero Della Francesca 1998
  • After Velazquez 1988
  • Amalia 1995
  • Archangel 1995
  • Archangel With Black Hat 1995
  • Banderillas 1987
  • Cat On A Roof 1978
  • Charity 1996
  • Colombian Family 1999
  • Colombiana 1986
  • Colombiana 1991
  • Dancers 1997
  • Delfina 1972
  • Esmeralderos 1996
  • Family Scene 1969
  • Flowerpot 1974
  • Flowers 1994
  • Flowers 1995
  • Flowers 1995
  • Fruit Basket 1972
  • Gate Of Heaven 1993
  • Gate Of Hell 1993
  • General 1996
  • Girl 1996
  • Girl With Flowers 1995
  • Girl With Puppet 1996
  • Good Morning 1996
  • Guerillas 1988
  • Happy Birthday 1971
  • Hommage To De La Tour 1998
  • Horse 1992
  • In The Park 1996
  • Interior 1994
  • Interior 1995
  • La Loca 1996
  • Le Dejeuner Sur I Herbe 1969
  • Louis Xvi And Marie Antoinette On A Visit To Medellin Colombia 1990
  • Man 1994
  • Man 1998
  • Man And Horse 1997
  • Man And Woman 1996
  • Man Drinking Orange Juice 1987
  • Man Reading A Paper 1996
  • Man Smoking 1973
  • Man Smoking 1995
  • Man With Dog 1989
  • Massacre On The Best Corner 1997
  • Melancholia 1989
  • Mona Lisa 1978
  • Monsieur Ingres 1995
  • Monsignor 1996
  • Mother And Child 1995
  • Mother And Son 1993
  • Mother Superior 1994
  • Mother Superior 1996
  • Mother With Child 1995
  • Musician 1997
  • Nude 1989
  • Official Portrait Of The Military Junta 1971
  • Oranges 1988
  • Painter And His Model 1995
  • Painter Of Still Life 1994
  • Pear 1976
  • Picador 1984
  • Picnic 1997
  • Picnic 1998
  • Rubens And His Wife 1965
  • Saint Michael Archangel 1986
  • Salon De Billar 1995
  • Seated Woman 1989
  • Seated Woman 1994
  • Self-Portrait 1994
  • Self-Portrait The Day Of My First Communion 1970
  • Self-Portrait With Louis Xiv 1973
  • Self-Portrait With Sofia 1986
  • Society Lady 1994
  • Society Lady 1997
  • Still Life 1994
  • Still Life In Front Of The Window 1996
  • Still Life With Bananas 1990
  • Still Life With Cabbage 1967
  • Still Life With Coffee Pot 1985
  • Still Life With Fruit Basket 1996
  • Still Life With Lamp 1997
  • Still Life With Oranges 1993
  • Still Life With Oranges 1993
  • Still Life With Violin 1999
  • The House Of Maria Duque 1970
  • The Hunter 1997
  • The Model 1989
  • The Musicians 1979
  • The Night 1998
  • The Painter And His Model 1992
  • The President 1995
  • The President And First Lady 1989
  • The President And First Lady 1989
  • The Rape Of Europa 1998
  • The Seamstress 1990
  • The Siesta 1986
  • The Street 1995
  • The Toilet 1996
  • The Town 1995
  • The Waterfall 1996
  • The Waterfall 1998
  • Untitled 1994
  • Venus 1982
  • Venus 1989
  • Venus 1990
  • Venus 1996
  • Still Life With Watermelon 1976
  • Still Life With Watermelon 1992
  • Sunflowers 1995
  • The Arnolfini After Van Eyck 1997
  • The Atelier 1990
  • The Bathroom 1989
  • The Bathroom 1995
  • The Bathroom 1999
  • The Bedroom 1990
  • The Bedroom 1993
  • The Bedroom 1996
  • The Bedroom 1997
  • The Bedroom 1999
  • The Bishop In The Woods 1996
  • The Buffet 1993
  • The Burglar 1980
  • The Captain 1969
  • The Card Player 1988
  • The Card Player 1996
  • The Cat 1994
  • The Charity 1996
  • The Couple 1994
  • The Dinner 1994
  • The First Lady 1997
  • The Gardening Club 1997
  • The House 1995
  • The House Of Amanda Ramirez 1988
  • Watermelon 1989
  • Woman 1995
  • Woman 1996
  • Woman 1999
  • Woman At The Window 1995
  • Woman At The Window 1997
  • Woman Crying 1949
  • Woman Falling From A Balcony 1994
  • Woman In A Hat 1986
  • Woman In Front Of The Window 1990
  • Woman In Front Of The Window 1995
  • Woman In Profile 1992
  • Woman In Profile 1995
  • Woman In Profile 1996
  • Woman On A Balcony 1995
  • Woman On A Bed 1995
  • Woman Seated 1997
  • Woman Seated On Bed 1996
  • Woman With A Bird 1995
  • Woman With A Book 1987
  • Woman With A Cat 1995
  • Woman With A Fur Coat 1990
  • Woman With A Red Bow 1990
  • Woman With Dog 1996
  • Woman With Guitar 1988
  • Woman With Pearls 1995
  • Woman With Umbrella 1995

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