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Fernando Botero’s fulsome and frolicking forms
This TASCHEN Basic Art edition offers an essential introduction to this leading artist of figures in contemporary art. Tracing Botero’s oeuvre from his earliest caricatures of animals through to late large-scale bronze sculptures, the book examines the artist’s diverse array of influences, from Paolo Uccello to Abstract Expressionism, and celebrates the wit, irony, insight, and critical acumen that round out his compositions, however absurd the proportions.
Mariana Hanstein, a native of Chile, studied art history in Munich, Bonn, and Venice. She is an art historian who has published works about Peter Paul Rubens and 18th-century Venetian painting and was an art critic and editor of the art market section of the German newspaper Die Welt for almost ten years. Hanstein lives and works in Cologne.
BoteroHardcover, 96 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4881-6Edition: French
ISBN 978-3-8365-4882-3Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-6465-6Edition: Spanish
Born back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
• a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
• a concise biography
• approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions