FERNANDO BOTERO

Country: Colombia
City: Dubai
Artist: Fernando Botero
Year: 1932
USA Galerías de Arte: Custot Gallery

 

 

 

A Still Life Retrospective

12 November 2018 – 10 February 2019
CUSTOT GALLERY DUBAI

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A major exhibition of still life paintings, drawings and watercolours.
These works, which come from the artist’s own collection and are being exhibited
for the first time, were created between 1980 and 2018

Throughout thirty still life works representing flowers, fruit, objects, musical instruments and fantastic scenes of everyday moments, the artist pays tribute to the Old Master paintings he studied as a young student in Europe during the 1950s.

A turning point in Fernando Botero career
In 1956, Botero painted Still life with mandolin,
the very incarnation of the artist’s interest in the age-old tradition 
of still life painting. The play of proportions and the distortion of volumes
in this work marks a turning point in his career

still_life_with_mandolin_by_fernando_botero_19561956. Still Life with Mandolin

Fernando Botero statement: “These still lifes are being shown for the first time as I had kept them in my personal collection, because they are special to me. The reason is that artists today are no longer interested in this theme. It is a pity because the genre has such a great tradition of masterpieces”.


2018, Flowers. Oil on canvas
176 x 115 cm

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2013, Still life with white curtain 

Oil on canvas, 84 x 69 cm

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2013, Still life with pineapple
Oil on canvas, 72 x 97 cm

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2013, Still life with soupiere 
Oil on canvas, 68 x 84 cm

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Fernando Botero statement: “These works are not painted in the style of the great masters. They are in my own style using the same objects and fruits that were used by the masters. Art is to do the same thing but in a different way”.


2013, Still life with tambour and clarinette
Oil on canvas, 68 x 85 cm

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2012, Still life on blue with clarinette
Oil on canvas, 99 x 126 cm

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2008, Still life with jug and watermelon
Oil on canvas, 127 x 172 cm

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2006, Still life with lamp
Oil on canvas, 124 x 158 cm

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Fernando Botero statement: “I hope that the public will feel the sensuality of the forms in these paintings, the balance of the compositions, and the harmony of the colours”.

 

2005, Still life with fruits and bottle
Oil on canvas, 136 x 144 cm

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2004, Oranges
Oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm

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2003, Still life
Oil on canvas, 77.5 x 91.4 cm

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2002, Still life
Oil on canvas, 195 x 136 cm

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2002, Still life
Oil on canvas, 114 x 97 cm

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2002, Still life with lobster
Oil on canvas, 199 x 108 cm

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2002, Picnic
Oil on canvas, 115 x 167 cm

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2001, Still life with white jug
Oil on canvas, 71 x 88 cm

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2000, Still life with violin
Oil on canvas, 124 x 90 cm

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2000, Bananas on a chair
Oil on canvas, 156 x 122 cm

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1999, Still life with onions
Oil on canvas, 44.5 x 36.8 cm

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1998, Mandoline on a table
Oil on canvas,155 x 184 cm

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1991, Still life with watermelons
Oil on canvas, 150 x 177 cm

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Watercolor and Pencil

2004, Still life with bananas
Pencil on paper, 30 x 40 cm

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2002, Still life with fruits and coffee pot
Chalk, watercolor on paper, 26 x 36 cm

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1997, Still life with fruits
Pencil on paper, 36 x 46 cm

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1981, Grapes
Watercolor on paper, 32 x 44 cm

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FERNANDO BOTERO

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Fernando Botero born in 1932 in Medellín, Colombia, is a figurative artist and painter. His signature style of smooth inflated shapes with unexpected shifts in scale is today instantly recognisable.
His first retrospective took place in 1970 in Germany at museums in Baden Baden, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Hamburg.
His work is held in important museum collections troughout the world.

Important public collections
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Venezuela
Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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