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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fat People

If anyone believes thereĀ“s no beauty in the curvaceous, the plus-size, or the Rubenesque, they've not been to Medellin where no one is inspired by the beauty of the large like Fernando Botero.

Colombia's most formidable and prolific artist, Botero's sculptures are spread throughout the city. One plaza holds over a dozen of his works, and is situated across from Medellin's finest museum where many of his paintings hang.



There was orginially one bird, but it was targeted by an extremist group and blown up. So, Botero made another and it stands next to the original as a reminder that violence cannot stand in the way of peace.



2 Comments:

  • At 8:15 AM , Anonymous Dale said...

    I've always been a big fan of Botero. I referenced his work in a story once.

     
  • At 5:46 AM , Anonymous Jamie said...

    Now this is the place for me... LOL

     

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