The painted oeuvre of the famous Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero ranging from his first works from the late 1950s until today is actually shown in the Kunstforum Vienna. Botero has been astonishing the world now for more than fifty years with his opulent, "blown up" figures. His subjects...
… seem to come from another age and are full of melancholy and notaligia. The reproach, also repeatedly made by art critics, that Botero deals only with cosy and “appetising” motifs, is not true, as is proven above all in his “Abu Ghraib Cycle” of 2004/2005 where he brought political events of everyday into his art.
“ The purpose of art is not the imaging of reality, but the creation of one´s own world. I have never tried to be en vogue. I always followed my own ideas, never those of others. I stand up for my ideas, even when they are contrary to what is being preached at the moment.“, explains Botero. A belief that more people should share these days.
The exhibtion still runs until January 15th, 2012. Thus if you pass by in Vienna before don´t miss the oppertunity to see Botero´s oeuvre live in the Kunstforum Vienna.